Link Logistics gives food banks window of opportunity

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. (May 8, 2000) — Online freight matching service Link Logistics announced a plan to help the Canadian Association of Food Banks (CAFB) distribute donated food to its 190 member food banks across Canada.

CAFB will use Link’s Weblink Internet-based service to access trucks with available capacity in the lanes required by the CAFB. Link subscribers who help the CAFB with a move will have their annual membership fee waived as partial compensation for their support.

CAFB had been calling trucking companies at random, hoping that they have a truck available for the move and might be willing to help us. The organization distributes over 10 million pounds of donated food to member food banks across Canada each year. These food banks serve over 750,000 Canadians each month through grocery programs, meal programs, hostels, shelters and school breakfast and lunch programs.

For information, contact: Rick Court, Link Logistics, 905/795-0580, or Julia Bass, Canadian Association of Food Banks, 416/203-9244

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