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
Ontario Association of Food Banks
Mr. Todd Jaques, Director, Operations and Agricultural Partnerships
Captain John P. Murray, APR
Divisional Secretary for Public Relations and Development
Neil W. Leduke
Director of Communications