IFCO Supports Salad Bars for Schools
Contribution will benefit students in San Diego Unified School District
SAN DIEGO -- February 25, 2013
IFCO, the global leader in Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs), is pleased to
announce the donation of a salad bar to the San Diego Unified School District,
helping to provide students with a wide variety of fruit and vegetable options
every day at school lunch. IFCO’s donation helps the United Fresh Foundation
close in on their goal of donating salad bars to 350 California schools by May
“IFCO is proud to support the United Fresh Foundation and Let’s Move Salad
Bars to Schools, as part of our Worldwide Responsibility initiative,” said
Fred Heptinstall, President and General Manager of IFCO SYSTEMS US. “Whether
through our work with this nation’s retailers, food banks or schools, IFCO is
dedicated to helping make high quality fresh produce available to everyone.”
As the market leader with more than 172 million RPCs in circulation worldwide,
IFCO is the leading provider of reusable containers to the fresh food sector.
IFCO handles all RPC logistics, from distributions to cleaning to re-entry
into the supply chain. After retail use, IFCO RPCs are folded, collected and
shipped back to one of IFCO’s service facilities, where they are sanitized and
prepared for re-use.
As of January 2013, salad bars have been donated to over 2,200 schools in all
50 states. To learn how you can support Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools,
contact Andrew Marshall, United Fresh policy and grassroots manager at
202-303-3407 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Schools interested in requesting
salad bars can visit www.saladbars2schools.org.
IFCO is an international logistics service provider with more than 210
locations worldwide. IFCO operates a pool of over 172 million Reusable Plastic
Containers (RPCs) globally, which are used primarily to transport fresh
produce from growers to leading grocery retailers. IFCO is part of Brambles
WORLDWIDE RESPONSIBILITY is an IFCO initiative under which IFCO continues to
assume its social and environmental responsibilities. Within the scope of this
initiative, IFCO supports Food Banks worldwide in their honorable effort to
provide food to the needy through the provision of reusable containers and by
co-financing deliver vehicles.
About Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools
Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools is a public health campaign to increase salad
bars in schools across the country so that every child has the choice of
healthy fruits and vegetables every day at school. Let’s Move Salad Bars to
Schools supports First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative. Founding
partners are: United Fresh Produce Association Foundation, National Fruit and
Vegetable Alliance, Food Family Farming Foundation and Whole Foods Market.
More information can be found online at www.saladbars2schools.org.
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