Transplace Partners with Feeding America, the Largest Domestic Hunger-Relief Organization in the United States, to Address Rural Hunger
Transplace donates $150,000 plus advanced logistics technology and services and will help plan new food bank Hub in Northern California
DALLAS (February 18, 2020) — Transplace, the premier provider of managed transportation services and technology, today announced a landmark partnership with Feeding America®, the largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the United States. Transplace is donating $150,000 to Feeding America and is supporting them from a technology and services standpoint, including a project on how to optimally create and deliver a new hub that will serve as a distribution center in Northern California. Feeding America, the California Association of Food Banks, Northern California food banks and partner agencies will gain unprecedented logistics visibility and expertise to support solutions that will help address the issue of hunger in America by leveraging Transplace’s advanced logistics technologies, proprietary Transportation Management System (TMS), and the power and intelligence of Transplace’s $9 billion freight under management.
“With 2.3 million households in rural communities facing hunger, addressing the most vulnerable residents is a priority,” said Blake Thompson, chief supply chain officer at Feeding America. “Transplace has been a dedicated, reliable third-party logistics partner supporting our national food distribution efforts since 2011, and we are grateful to collaborate with the transportation management experts. The results of these efforts will help us build a model that can be leveraged for future rural hunger initiatives.”
“We are thrilled about our ongoing, expanding partnership with Feeding America through our Transplace Cares initiative and various business engagements,” said Frank McGuigan, Transplace CEO. “At Transplace, we have unique skills, competencies, and knowledge that directly address Feeding America’s mission of ending hunger, while simultaneously benefiting local communities where our employees and customers work and live. It’s a truly unique symbiotic partnership.”
Feeding America is a nationwide network of 200 member food banks that together reach every county and community in the United States. For 40 years, the organization has helped families struggling to put food on their tables. One in seven Americans turns to the Feeding America network of food banks for help annually.
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About Feeding America
Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States. Through a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, we provide meals to more than 40 million people each year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
Transplace partners with global shippers to run their logistics business more intelligently through its advanced logistics technology platform, proprietary transportation management software, data insights, expert engineering, and execution services. As a result, Transplace has become the premier provider of managed transportation services and technology. The Company also excels at strategic over-the-road capacity services, with intermodal and truck brokerage capability, and border management services, including cross-border customs and logistics services. With over 1,000 customers and $9 billion of Freight Under Management (FUM) in North America alone, and a growing client base in Europe, Transplace continues to deliver the intelligent solutions that grow and differentiate its customers’ businesses through more intelligent and efficient supply chains. To learn more visit www.transplace.com or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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