The Salvation Army in Brampton Expands Food Bank Hub Logistics and Leadership

BRAMPTON, ON, May 12 /CNW/ - The Salvation Army Brampton Food Bank and The Salvation Army Railside Food and Toy Distribution Centre in Toronto have joined together to streamline operation logistics of its food banks in the Greater Toronto Area.

The Salvation Army Food Bank in Brampton operates as a distribution hub for the Brampton Food Share Network.  Recently The Salvation Army renewed their membership with the Ontario Association of Food Banks and will continue to move forward with providing food for eleven food banks in the growing communities of Brampton.

In an effort to become more efficient and effective in one of Canada's largest municipalities, The Salvation Army will be using their professional logistic management team from The Salvation Army Railside Food and Toy Distribution Centre to give leadership to the daily responsibilities of the Brampton OAFB hub operation.

"The Salvation Army believes that everyone should have access to basic rights, such as nutritious food.  By coming together to streamline our process we are going to be able to serve our community more efficiently and effectively." Said Mr. David Rennie, Executive Director - The Salvation Army Railside and Toy Distribution Centre.

"We are very pleased to learn that Mr. David Rennie and his team from The Salvation Army Railside Food and Toy Distribution Centre will assume responsibility for food distribution across Brampton as a member of the Ontario Association of Food Banks and look forward to continuing our work together to fight hunger in the Peel Region"  Chris Hatch - Executive Director of  The Mississauga Food Bank.

About Railside Food and Toy Distribution Centre
The Railside Food and Toy Distribution Centre annually distributes over 7.4 million pounds of food throughout The Salvation Army's Ontario Central East Division and provides the logistics and sorting for processing over 140,000 toys for the seasonal CTV Toy Mountain Campaign. The Salvation Army accomplishes these goals with the help of many corporate and individual volunteers.

About the Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is an international faith-based organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and everyday in 400 communities across Canada and more than 120 countries around the world. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life, providing shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives to an addiction. When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and overlooked people in your community.

News releases, articles and updated information can be found at SalvationArmy.ca

SOURCE The Salvation Army - Ontario Central Division

For further information:

The Salvation Army Railside and Toy Distribution Centre
Mr. Don Butt, Procurement Director
416-285-4647

Ontario Association of Food Banks
Mr. Todd Jaques, Director, Operations and Agricultural Partnerships
416-656-4100

Captain John P. Murray, APR
Divisional Secretary for Public Relations and Development
416-998-0117

Neil W. Leduke
Director of Communications
416-578-7998


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