Schenker of Canada

Schenker of Canada

July 14, 2008 08:00 ET

DB Schenker's Canada-Wide Food Drive a Resounding Success

Logistics Services Provider Collects Over 40,000 Kilos of Food for Local Food Banks Across the Country

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 14, 2008) - Schenker of Canada Ltd., one of the leading logistics service providers to the food industry, today announced that its first ever cross-Canada Food Drive challenge was met with great enthusiasm by the company's employees, customers and partners. In total, over 40,000 kilograms (87,000-plus pounds) was collected from DB Schenker's 40 Canadian locations between June 16 and July 4, 2008. The donations were delivered to Food Banks across the country.

"The number of hungry Canadians is at an unacceptable level with more than 720,000 Canadians relying on food banks each month," says Katharine Schmidt, Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Food Banks (CAFB). "We are very appreciative of the support DB Schenker has given to the food bank community in Canada."

"We are proud to have a strong partnership with DB Schenker and to support them in their commitment to fight hunger," says Gail Nyberg, Executive Director of Daily Bread Food Bank. "The fact that this nationwide drive will benefit local food banks across the country, like ours, is as necessary as it is exciting."

According to HungerCount 2007, food banks assist Canadians in every province and territory including growing cities, small towns, and rural and northern communities. Fifty-one per cent of households receiving food assistance are families with at least one child. Between 1997 and 2007, the number of people using food banks increased by 8.4%.

"In this, DB Schenker's 50th year of doing business in Canada, we are very pleased to be helping Canadians through these troubled times," adds Claude Germain, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Schenker of Canada Ltd. "I'd like to thank our employees, customers and partners. Total donations collected equal over 22 kilos per DB Schenker employee. In particular, I would like to thank our customers Dare, Unilever and Mars for their generous contributions. Next year, we hope to collect between 45,000 and 50,000 kilograms of food."

Companies wishing to get involved with Schenker's 2009 Nationwide Food Drive should call +1 800 4613686.

About DB Schenker of Canada

Schenker of Canada Ltd. is the 2nd largest Integrated Logistics Service Provider in Canada, with sales of over $1 Billion and operating from over 40 sites across the country. The company spans a coast-to-coast network that extends to all major harbours, airports and border crossings. In just over half a century, the business has grown to include 1,500 employees. Schenker of Canada Ltd. has a portfolio of supply chain services in Canada that include: Contract Warehousing/Distribution, Ocean Freight, Air Freight, Land Transportation, and Customs Brokerage and Consulting; as well as services for Global Sports Events and Dedicated Freight Management. For more information, please visit

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