TQL Announces Moves that Matter Recipient
Chicago, September 4, 2014 - Total Quality Logistics (TQL) is pleased to announce that Feeding America is the next recipient of a $1,000 donation from the TQL Moves that Matter program.
Feeding America is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Its mission is to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks, and to engage the country in the fight to end hunger.
“TQL has been moving loads of food for Feeding America for many years and we were pleased that their TQL account executive nominated them to receive this donation,” said TQL Executive Vice President, Kerry Byrne.
TQL’s new Moves that Matter program was sparked by the company’s experience arranging for the pickup and delivery of playgrounds for the Where Angels Play Foundation.
“We move more than 20,000 loads of freight a week and many of these loads directly or indirectly benefit deserving non-profit organizations across the country. The Moves that Matter program allows us to publicly recognize these organizations, support their efforts in our communities, and encourage everyone in the transportation industry to take pride in the work they do,” said Byrne.
The Where Angels Play Foundation was the first recipient of a donation from TQL -- $5,000 to assist in the construction of 26 playgrounds built in memory of each of the 26 victims of the 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The next was Rescue Bank, a Houston-based organization that provides pet food to animal rescue and rehabilitation groups.
Any TQL employee, customer or carrier who has had the honor of being a part of a move that mattered is asked to share their story and nominate a 501 (c) (3) company by emailing MovesThatMatter@tql.com.Each month, TQL will donate $1,000 to one of the non-profit nominees. Full program details and eligibility requirements can be found at www.tql.com/Moves-that-Matter.
TQL will present the check to Feeding America today, Thursday, September 4 at 2:00 p.m. Feeding America’s offices are located at 35 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 2000, Chicago.
ABOUT TOTAL QUALITY LOGISTICS
TQL is one of the largest freight brokerage firms in the nation, connecting shippers who have truckload freight that needs to be moved with quality carriers who have the capacity to move it. TQL works with more than 50,000 carriers across North America, giving the company access to millions of trucks to help its customers move freight efficiently and economically. TQL identifies the right trucks for particular freight loads, negotiates rates, and satisfies its customers’ delivery requirements. The company’s insistence on honest, straightforward communications and 24/7/365 operations minimizes missed shipments, delays, and product shortages on store shelves.
ABOUT FEEDING AMERICA
Feeding America is a nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America.
Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry.
Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger.™ Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.