Union Pacific Contributes the Equivalent of a Boxcar of Food to Central Missouri Food Bank

Omaha, Neb., December 01, 2008 – Union Pacific Railroad today is helping keep the Central Missouri Food Bank stocked during these tough economic times by contributing $10,000 to purchase 200,000 pounds of food, enough to fill a boxcar.

"It's during tough times like these, and throughout our history, Union Pacific has assisted the communities we operate in to help them through times of need," said Bob Turner, Union Pacific Corporation's Senior Vice President - Corporate Relations. "We are pleased to be able to once again help our neighbors."

"The number of people in mid-Missouri needing food assistance right now is the highest I've ever seen in my 16 years with the Central Missouri Food Bank.  There are many in mid-Missouri with families who have either lost their jobs due to the economy or are having a tough time making it through each month.  We are thrilled Union Pacific is helping us help these families," said Peggy Kirkpatrick, executive director, Central Missouri Food Bank.

Union Pacific's $10,000 contribution will be used by the Central Missouri 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.

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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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