RLS Logistics, Newfield, N.J., has won the 2018 Wrangler Award presented by Food Cowboy Foundation. Food Cowboy Foundation is a strategic partner to the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), Arlington, Va., working to reduce food waste via innovative solutions to redirect food away from landfills.
RLS Logistics, a 19-year member of GCCA, is a temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics provider. The Wrangler Award is an annual initiative launched this year to recognize leadership in reducing waste within the food industry.
Throughout 2018, RLS Logistics further demonstrated its commitment to reducing waste through its support and use of Food Cowboy’s donation hotline, which connects food donors with organizations who provide meals to food insecure people, elderly, or children in need. The RLS Logistics’ OS&D (Over, Short, and Damaged) team used the hotline to donate more than 60,000 pounds of surplus fresh and frozen food, with almost 60% of the food donated being high-quality protein. RLS’s 12 months of donations will help provide more than 50,000 meals to communities in need.
“We are honored to win the Wrangler Award for our efforts towards food waste reduction,” said Rhonda Whittaker, an RLS Logistics representative. “As a company handling massive quantities of food, we realized that we had the ability to impact hunger in the U.S. and we couldn’t say no to that. Also, Food Cowboy makes it easy for companies like ours to donate with their donation hotline.”
To learn more about the Food Cowboy donation hotline, please visit www.foodcowboy.com. Contact: Barbara Cohen / (800) 673-6916 AND [email protected]
To learn more about how GCCA is fighting food loss and waste, please visit https://www.gcca.org/resources/fighting-food-loss-and-waste. If you are a member and want to share your story, please contact Richard Tracy, Vice President of International Programs, at [email protected]