St. Louis, MO, November 22, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Sunset Transportation, a St. Louis based transportation and logistics company will organize the logistics for the countries largest one day food drive, Saturday, November 21, 2009 for the sixth year in a row. Sunset Transportation became involved in the “Scouting for Food” six years ago when the U.S. Army who used to handle the endeavor for the Boy Scouts was deployed to Iraq.
“When one of my employees came to me years ago because the Boy Scouts needed help transporting the food for the food drive, I was more than happy to help the community and country in a time of need,” says Jim Williams, CEO of Sunset Transportation. “But now, it’s more important than ever as the unemployment rate has grown and the demand at local food pantries has increased.”
On Nov. 14th, Boy Scouts delivered bags to houses all over the greater St. Louis area to encourage people to fill them with canned goods. On Saturday, Nov. 21st, the Boy Scouts will return to collect those bags and take them to local fire stations, where Sunset Transportation will organize over 50 tractor trailers to pick up the expected 2.2 million pounds of food and transport it to the St. Louis Food Bank.
When asked about Sunset’s participation in the food drive, John Primrose, chief executive of the Boy Scouts of America Greater St. Louis Area Council said, “They’ve got it down to a science.
About Sunset Transportation
Sunset, a third party Logistics Company and freight payment services provider is celebrating their 20th year in business this month. Areas of expertise include truckload, less than truckload, international, inter-modal, warehousing and freight audit and payment.