IFCO Donates New Delivery Van

14th July 2018

IFCO, a worldwide logistics company, has donated a new Mercedes Sprinter van to Bradford North Foodbank, part of the Trussell Trust Foodbank Network, to aid them in their work supporting local people in need of emergency food.  Shuna Hartley, foodbank manager, says:

“We have been struggling to deliver food to our five distribution centres.  Since opening in 2015 we have used volunteer’s cars, but increasing demand now means we often find there are too many crates to deliver for one car to transport.  Furthermore, it is difficult to maneuver crates into cars, increasing the risk of injury to our volunteers. We are a small, 100% volunteer-run charity and purchasing a van was beyond our reach.  This new van will help us enormously and we are very grateful to IFCO for donating the van.”

IFCO, a worldwide company that works to reduce the environmental impact of food transport by providing re-usable crates, also supports/sponsors organisations that provide services that reduce food poverty.  IFCO has been partnered with the Trussell Trust for several years, providing crates for foodbank use.  Having donated a delivery van to Brent foodbank in 2015, they looked for a more northern foodbank in need of a van in 2018.  Bradford North Foodbank is the lucky recipient!    Andy Beeching, head of operations, says:

“IFCO have been working closely with the Trussell Trust foodbank network for a number of years and are proud to be able to support the efforts of all concerned at Bradford North Foodbank with a delivery van.  Hopefully, this will make their lives easier and their provision of emergency food to those most vulnerable, more efficient.”

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