Collaboration is part of the fight against food insecurity, with greater food volumes requiring transportation to meet growing needs
XPO, a leading provider of innovative and sustainable end-to-end logistics solutions across Europe, and the French Food Banks, France's leading food aid network for nearly 40 years, announced today that they have launched a partnership covering the transport and logistics operations of food products, with the goal of combatting food insecurity and food waste.
By committing to transporting Food Banks products throughout France, XPO Logistics will play an active role in support of the organization’s mission to fight food insecurity, which affects 14.5% of the French population, or 9.1 million people, according to INSEE data in 2021.
In the current challenging economic climate, with food inflation of 20% over the past two years and a 34% increase in the number of beneficiaries between 2020 and 2023, the Food Banks are seeing an increased need for logistical resources to meet growing demand. The partnership with XPO Logistics will secure and optimise the Food Banks supply chain to better serve the 5.5 million French people who rely on its food aid.
Operating 79 banks and 31 branches, the French Food Banks will benefit from XPO Logistics' powerful distribution network throughout France. XPO will provide its long-term expertise, professional drivers, large fleet of vehicles and strong capacity to absorb growing volumes to efficiently support the product flows and activities of the Food Banks.
Jean Cottave, President of the French Food Banks said: "We are delighted to enter into this new logistics partnership with a major player in the field that is well established throughout France. Transport is a strategic sector in the operation of the French Food Banks. This partnership will enable us to benefit from a quality service and a high level of responsiveness.”
Frédéric Aziron, director of less-than-truckload and last mile - France, XPO Logistics, said: "We are committed to supporting each and every one of our customers in the most efficient and effective way possible, no matter what challenges they face. We are particularly pleased to be able to put our resources, our network and the expertise of our teams at the service of the Food Banks, to support their mission and help them meet the needs they face. This partnership reflects a shared commitment to efficient and responsible food distribution."
XPO Logistics is a leading innovative supply chain company in Europe, offering end-to-end logistics solutions that combine full-truckload, less-than-truckload, pallet distribution, last-mile delivery, global freight forwarding, and warehousing services. The company tailors its solutions to the specific needs of its customers in a wide range of industrial and consumer sectors.
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