WORLDWIDE RESPONSIBILITY News
IFCO impressively demonstrates logistical know-how in the food sector and delights participants at the 16th German Food Bank Conference.
Stacks of "green crates" full of food: Berlin's Mayor Klaus Wowereit won a spectacular wager in conjunction with the 16th German Food Banks Conference in Berlin. Wowereit bet that the citizens of Berlin would donate at least 50 tons of food to the Berlin Food Bank. The total amount turned out to be 75 tons! IFCO employees alone donated more than a ton of noodles.
More good news came directly from IFCO: The company is planning to support Food Banks from all over Germany by co-financing 20 new refrigerated trucks. Along with supplying reusable containers, this is the second mainstay of support provided by IFCO food bank program. This information was announced during the German Food Banks Conference.
Mayor Wowereit was also impressed by the gigantic logistical effort behind the Food Bank organization. The IFCO "green crates" provided to Berlin's Food Bank were ideal for transporting the huge amount of donated food. "IFCO reusable plastic containers are extremely handy. They make storing and transporting food a lot easier," said one of the Food Bank volunteers.
During the German Food Banks Conference, IFCO demonstrated the versatility of its reusable plastic containers in a remarkably different way. A 200-meter long dinner table was set up last Saturday for more than 800 volunteers from across Germany and Berlin Food Bank supporters. This table was built entirely from IFCO reusable plastic containers. The company supplied more than 2,500 "green crates" to the Berlin Food Bank for this project. After the conference, the reusable containers will be used for the hygienic transport of food to benefit the needy.
"The untiring efforts of Berlin's Food Bank at the national conference once again impressively demonstrated that we can accomplish a lot by working together. We are proud to support Germany's Food Banks in carrying out such an important social task," said IFCO CEO Karl Pohler speaking at the event.
Within the WORLDWIDE RESPONSIBILITY initiative, IFCO has been supporting Food Banks in Germany since 2009. As the world's market leader in logistics services for reusable containers, IFCO fulfils its environmental and social responsibility as a company by supporting Food Banks around the world.
According to Sabine Werth, President of the Berliner Tafel e.V. (Berlin’s Food Bank), "As a Food Bank, we want to help raise social awareness of sustainability and environmental protection. To help protect the environment, Berlin's Food Bank has changed over completely to IFCO reusable plastic containers in line with our 'Go Green' philosophy."