We have secured a Class G Diesel Engine 26’ Truck (8000 lb capacity) refrigerated truck.  The benefit of a refrigerated truck is to increase the amount of fresh and prepared foods we can rescue from the farmers, food producers, suppliers, restaurants, conference centres, hotels, banquet halls, caterers and grocery stores in Winsor and Essex County that would otherwise end up in landfills, and now it can be put on the plates of families to be enjoyed.  Through research it has been identified that two secondary cargo vans (refers will be installed to keep items cool) are required to be utilized as a Mobile Food Banks to deliver fresh and prepared foods to neighborhoods where access to a food bank is difficult due to transportation, hours of service, and limited availability of fresh and prepared foods in local food banks. These vans will be secured in the fall of 2012 and we will start delivering to the following two areas:  Glengarry and Bloomfield neighbourhoods.   Individuals and families will benefit by having a better nutritional food in their diet and better health.


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