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NMHG Donates to Food Bank

Thursday, April 26, 2012

NACCO Materials Handling Group (“NMHG”) donated an electric pallet jack to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina at Greenville. The Greenville Branch of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC (FBCENC) uses a critical piece of equipment like a pallet jack to distribute more than 7 million pounds of food annually to agencies such as local rescue missions, food pantries, soup kitchens, after school and senior programs in 10 eastern North Carolina counties. The pallet jack was delivered to the Greenville warehouse at 497 West Ninth Street on Friday, March 30.

“NACCO has partnered with the Food Bank Greenville in so many ways over the years from financial donations that provide summer meals to children and their families to this recent equipment donation,” said Will Litchfield, Chairperson of the Food Bank’s Greenville Branch Regional Council. “NACCO and its employees truly make a difference in our community.

“NMHG has a long history of being very involved in community activities on an individual basis and as a company and are glad we could help,” said Kurt Kern,

Plant Manager, NACCO Materials Handling Group It is very important that we are involved to improve the quality of life across our community.”

NMHG designs, engineers, manufactures, sells and services a comprehensive line of lift trucks and aftermarket parts marketed globally primarily under the Hyster and Yale brand names.

About the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina
The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina is a nonprofit organization that has provided food for people at risk of hunger in 34 counties in central and eastern North Carolina for 30 years. The Food Bank serves a network of more than 800 partner agencies such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and programs for children and adults through warehouses in Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, the Sandhills (Southern Pines) and Wilmington. In fiscal year 2010-2011, the Food Bank distributed more than 42 million pounds of food and non-food essentials through these agencies. Sadly, hunger remains a serious problem in central and eastern North Carolina. In these counties, more than 500,000 struggle each day to provide enough food for their families. www.foodbankcenc.org. Twitter: @FoodBankCENC

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