Union Pacific Railroad Contributes the Equivalent Of More Than 75,000 Meals to a Central Colorado Food Bank
Care and Share Food Bank
Omaha, Neb., February 01, 2012 Union Pacific Railroad today is helping keep Care and Share Food Bank in Colorado Springs, Colo., stocked during these tough economic times by contributing $10,000 to purchase 100,000 pounds of food, enough to fill half a boxcar.
"It's during tough times like these that Union Pacific assists the communities we operate in to help them through times of need, and we are proud of our long history of helping other" said Denver- based Union Pacific Railroad employee Alice De Stigter. "We are pleased to be able to once again help our neighbors."
"We are so grateful for Union Pacific's extremely generous donation," said Lynne Telford, President and CEO of Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado. "Donations of any size are crucial to our mission and allow us to provide nutritious food for individuals and families in 31 counties in southern Colorado. Thanks to Union Pacific, we will be able to purchase 100,000 pounds of food to feed our hungry neighbors."
Union Pacific's $10,000 contribution will be used by Care and Share Food Bank to purchase 100,000 pounds of food or the equivalent of 76,923 meals, which would take more than 600 grocery cart baskets to hold.
About Union Pacific
It was 150 years ago that Abraham Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Act of July 1, 1862, creating the original Union Pacific. One of America's iconic companies, today, Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP), linking 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail and providing freight solutions and logistics expertise to the global supply chain. From 2000 through 2011, Union Pacific spent more than $31 billion on its network and operations, making needed investments in America's infrastructure and enhancing its ability to provide safe, reliable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible freight transportation. Union Pacific's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Energy, Industrial Products and Intermodal. The railroad serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers and emphasizes excellent customer service. Union Pacific operates competitive routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways, connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major Mexico gateways.
About Care and Share
Care and Share Food Bank is the largest non-profit hunger relief agency in southern Colorado. Acting as a distribution hub, Care and Share works with a network of more than 300 non-profit partners to reach nearly 100,000 people across 31 counties in southern Colorado. Last year, the food bank distributed more than 18 million pounds of food and grocery items. For more information about how Care and Share Food Bank is ending hunger in southern Colorado and how you can help, please contact Shannon Coker at (719) 434-4682, or visit the Web site, www.careandshare.org.
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