Community Food Bank Adds to its “Green” Truck Fleet

The Community Food Bank will dedicate four new “Green” trucks to its fleet on Friday, July 25, 2008 at 9:00 AM.  The public is invited.

Three Hino trucks (a Toyota Group Company) are more fuel efficient, twenty foot refrigerated trucks that hold ten pallets each and are equipped with lift gates. The fourth Hino truck is a special 4-Bay produce distribution truck. 

The three new larger trucks expand the versatility, range and visibility of the Food
Bank vehicles on their regular routes each day to pick up surplus food in the Tucson area. 

The Community Food Bank used a $250,000 settlement from a national class action law suit concerning products containing MSG and a $75,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to purchase the new vehicles.

The dedication will take place at 9:00 AM on Friday, July 25, 2008 at the Community Food Bank, 3003 S. Country Clubs Road.  Representatives from the Hino Company, the Rush Truck Center, Sign-A-Rama , the United States Department of Agriculture, the Arizona Department of Economic Security and will be on hand for this event
 For more information, contact Jack Parris at (520) 622-0525 x 215