Nogales Community Food Bank Receives Santa Cruz County’s First Commercial Hybrid Truck

The Nogales Community Food Bank has received Santa Cruz County’s first commercial Hybrid diesel/electric truck.  The 2011 Peterbilt Hybrid has a twenty foot refrigerated box and will be used to pick up donations and distribute produce in the Nogales, Arizona area.

The new Hybrid truck should not only increase fuel efficiency by 30%  over other trucks, but is equipped with a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system that can deliver near-zero emissions of NOx, an acid rain and smog-causing pollutant and greenhouse gas. The truck was purchased from the Rush Truck Center at 755 S. 44th Street in Tucson.

“We are pleased to have this new Peterbilt Hybrid truck to improve the efficiency of collection and distribution of donated food for our local families,” said Arthur Espinoza, Nogales Community Food Bank Executive Director.  “With this new Hybrid truck, we can improve our services and help protect the Southern Arizona environment.”

The Hybrid truck was purchased with a low interest loan from Feeding America and the Kresge Foundation.  Feeding America also provided $84,000 for operating expenses to go with the Hybrid.

For furthermore information, contact Arthur Espinoza at (520) 281-27090