ON THE ROAD TO ST. LOUIS - FARMER JACK/A&P AND TEAMSTERS LOCAL 337 UNITE AGAIN FOR 'OPERATION CLEAN-UP TWO'
DETROIT, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmer Jack/A&P and Teamsters Local 337 will again assist Midwest flood victims by dispatching trucks to St. Louis filled with merchandise donated by the supermarket chain, announced Craig Sturken, regional vice president, Farmer Jack/A&P Supermarkets. The joint effort, titled "Operation Clean-Up Two" allows Farmer Jack/A&P to supply a variety of desperately needed cleaning items while the Teamsters provide transportation. A first distribution effort took place in July when the company donated a trailer filled with products for Des Moines, Iowa. With Farmer Jack/A&P furnishing a trailer filled with $10,000 worth of products such as all sizes of girls' and boys' diapers, Pinesol disinfectant, Farmer Jack paper towels and Town Pride heavy duty laundry detergent, a second trailer will haul items additionally donated by another grocery wholesaler. The bannered trailers will be parked in front of the Detroit Teamsters headquarters, 2700 Trumbull Ave. (three blocks north of the Tiger Stadium), beginning today (Aug. 16) at noon to collect contributed items. Union officials have agreed to provide two cabs and drivers for the "Operation Clean-Up Two" project. The convoy will depart early Tuesday, Aug. 17, to its St. Louis destination. "We are eager to contribute to the immense post-flood effort that the Midwest states have just begun," said Sturken. "We know the residents are still in need of cleaning supplies and we are truly pleased to work with the Teamsters toward timely distribution of our donated products." Teamsters Local 337 President Larry Brennan praised the Farmer Jack/A&P organization for its willingness to donate trucks and the merchandise needed by the Midwest flood victims, especially this second time around. "When we received a request for assistance from our sister Teamster locals in St. Louis, both Farmer Jack and A&P responded without hesitation," said Brennan. -0- 8/16/93 /NOTE: "Operation Clean-Up Two" is taking place because of the Teamsters direct communication with locals in the flood-ravaged states. Reporters are invited to follow the caravan and cover the distribution effort. CONTACT: Paul Coleman of Farmer Jack/A&P Supermarkets, 313-270-1140; or Richard Leebove of the Teamsters, 313-259-2055/ (GAP)
CO: Farmer Jack/A&P Supermarkets; Teamsters Local 337 ST: Michigan, Missouri IN: SU:
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