Preston, MD – Choptank Transport is pleased to announce this year’s food bank scholarship winners, Tanya Opperman from the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana and Dave Love from the Food Bank for the Heartland, located in Omaha, Nebraska.
Every year Choptank Transport selects two winners, through Feeding America’s network of food banks, to receive $2,000.00 in scholarship awards. Each $1,000.00 scholarship is awarded to a food bank employee who has wanted to participate in the annual Food Sourcing and Operations (FSOP) conference, but has not had the resources to do so.
With more than 200 food banks across the nation that support over 61,000 food assistance agencies, The FSOP conference offers the opportunity to meet other food bank employees to discuss best practices regarding product sourcing, purchasing, operations, logistics, warehousing, inventory control and much more.
Last year was the first time Choptank Transport offered the scholarship. Winners in 2012 were Chris Robinson from the Harry Chapin Food Bank in Fort Myers, Florida and Allan Garner from the Food Bank of N.E. Arkansas.
Choptank Transport, named “Logistics Partner of the Year” by Feeding America in 2010, is one of the fastest growing third-party logistics companies in the United States. Choptank specializes in transportation management services that include truckload, refrigerated and frozen, LTL, van, flatbed, intermodal and warehousing solutions. Choptank Transport is headquartered in Preston, Maryland, and has offices in Nashville, Atlanta and Denver with several new locations opening soon.