Cat Lift Trucks Recognizes Houston Food Bank for Community Commitment

Cat Lift Trucks recently awarded the Houston Food Bank with a 5,000 lb.-capacity hand pallet truck for its outstanding community service to the Greater Houston area and surrounding counties and also delivered a generous food donation to help kick off the Houston Food Banks' annual Spirit of Texas Food Drive. As part of the Cat Lift Trucks sponsorship program for the 2005 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, local companies and nonprofit organizations with a commitment to serving the community had a chance to win a Cat lift truck hand pallet truck by submitting essays on why they deserve and how they would use it.

"At Cat Lift Trucks, we are proud to call Houston home for our manufacturing headquarters and strongly support organizations that share in our dedication to building a strong community, such as the Houston Food Bank," said Jeff Rufener, Cat Lift Trucks sales vice president. The Houston Food Bank is a private, nonprofit organization that feeds the hungry by seeking food donations and distributing them to local charitable programs that care for the needy.

Since opening its doors in March 1982, the Food Bank has distributed more than 290 million pounds of food and other essentials to area residents in need. "As one of the most efficient operations in the nation, the Food Bank relies on donations that help keep operating costs down and ensure the maximum use of resources," according to Joan Smith, Houston Food Bank development officer. "With the Cat lift truck hand pallet truck, Food Bank volunteers will be able to efficiently transport and deliver millions of pounds of food and other essentials to area shelters, churches and community centers."

Source: CAT Lift Trucks

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