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Local distributors aid in rescue efforts

As the nation mobilized in the wake of the horrific terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., distributors were doing their part.

In the New York area, for example, J. Kings Food Service Professionals, Holtsville, NY, was providing emergency deliveries to hospitals, emergency shelters and the Salvation Army, and making its entire fleet of trucks available to hospitals, at need. Also, a Latex glove manufacturer, Microflex, Reno, NV, told the broadliner to donate its entire inventory.

Ritter Sysco Food Services, Inc., Elizabeth, NJ, donated water, juice, and apples and made pizza and sandwiches for triage and rescue workers. A driver from this division of Sysco Corp. had to abandon his truck to get to safety during the destruction of the World Trade Center's Twin Towers; some days later he was able to return and recover the truck.

For more details, see ID November issue.

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