CRANBERRY TWP., PA (July 27, 2018) — PLS Logistics Services, a leading third-party logistics provider, held a canned food drive at its sales headquarters in Pittsburgh and its corporate office in Cranberry Twp., PA, and collected over 1,700 items to benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank on Thursday, July 26.
In efforts to give back to the local community, PLS Logistics Services partnered with the North Way Christian Community Church in Wexford, PA, to host a canned food drive at its Pittsburgh offices during the month of July. All food items that were collected in the canned food drive will be donated to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
“We’re excited to partner with the North Way Christian Community Church to benefit such an important cause and be able to make a difference in our local community,” Greg Burns, President, Chairman and CEO of PLS Logistics, said.
In Pennsylvania, hunger is not always visible and can force people of all ages to make the tough decisions, such as choosing housing and medical bills over purchasing nutritionally adequate foods. The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank partners with 400 agencies to feed families and individuals in need and mobilize its surrounding communities to eliminate hunger. Burns said that PLS plans to engage with the community more in the coming year to continue to give back to communities in PLS’ office locations.
“Most people don’t realize how big of an issue hunger is in the Pittsburgh area,” Burns said. “I’m glad that PLS is able to make a difference and contribute to the food bank’s efforts to feed people in need.”
About North Way Christian Community Church
North Way Christian Community is a non-denominational, multi-site church with 4,000+ members. North Way currently has six campus locations across the Pittsburgh region; Wexford, Oakland, Sewickley Valley, East End, Dormont and Beaver Valley. Each campus is led by an on-site campus pastor and is supported by a leadership team, elders, staff, and volunteers. North Way members come from a variety of church backgrounds, but have found common ground in the contemporary worship, Biblical teaching and strong passion for following Jesus and serving local and global communities. North Way is a church that loves people where we live, work, and play – bringing the hope of the gospel to the Pittsburgh region by following Jesus and doing life together. For more information including – statement of faith, locations, service times, ministries, and more; please visit www.northway.org.
About Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank:
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, a member of Feeding America, is a nonprofit founded in 1980 headquartered in Duquesne, PA. With a focus on serving the region’s most vulnerable populations with the healthiest foods possible, the Food Bank is committed to increasing access to fresh fruits and vegetables. This goal is accomplished by partnering with local grocers, distribution companies, farmers and community organizations to acquire and distribute these foods to nearly 400 member agencies, including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, after-school programs and senior housing sites. Together we serve 360,000 people each year across 11 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania.
About PLS Logistics Services
PLS Logistics Services is a leading provider of logistics management, brokerage and technology services for shippers across all industries. PLS handles millions of loads annually across all major freight modes: flatbed, van, LTL, rail and barge, air and ocean. The PLS carrier network consists of over 40,000 pre-qualified trucking companies along with Class-1 railroads and major barge companies. To learn more visit www.plslogistics.com.
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