Union Pacific Contributes the Equivalent of a Boxcar of Food to Kansas Food Bank - Cargill Cares Complex
Omaha, Neb., December 08, 2008 Union Pacific Railroad today is helping keep Kansas Food Bank - Cargill Cares Complex stocked during these tough economic times by contributing $10,000 to purchase 200,000 pounds of food, enough to fill a boxcar.
"Union Pacific has assisted the communities we operate in, like Wichita, throughout our history during tough times like these," said Kurt Zalar, Union Pacific Railroad's superintendent transportation services - Wichita Service Unit. "We are pleased to be able to once again help our neighbors."
"The Kansas Food Bank is very thankful to Union Pacific for their support during these uncertain economic times. We look forward to a long relationship with our new partner in the fight against hunger in our great state. Their support will go a long way in helping us fulfill our goal of having No Kansan Go Hungry," said Brian Walker, President and CEO, Kansas Food Bank.
Union Pacific's $10,000 contribution will be used by Kansas Food Bank to purchase 200,000 pounds of food or the equivalent of 150,000 meals, which would take more than 1,200 grocery cart baskets to hold.
About the Kansas Food Bank
The Kansas Food Bank, Inc. was incorporated in 1983 and began operations in 1984 in a rented building serving 16 agencies in Sedgwick County. It distributed 100,000 pounds of food in the first six months. Since that time, it has expanded to serving more than 400 agencies in 86 Kansas counties, distributing more than 6 million pounds of food each year. The Kansas Food Bank provides at least part of a meal to more than 32,600 people each week across the state of Kansas. For more information, visit www.ksfoodbank.org.
About Union Pacific
Union Pacific Corporation owns one of America's leading transportation companies. Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad, links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country and serves the fastest-growing U.S. population centers. Union Pacific's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Energy, Industrial Products and Intermodal. The railroad offers competitive long-haul routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways. Union Pacific connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major gateways to Mexico, making it North America's premier rail franchise.
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