Ryder to supply trucks for wine and food festival

Ryder System Inc (NYSE: R) announced that it is a sponsor and a preferred supplier of rental trucks for the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival (NYCWFF) presented by Food & Wine.

The festival, which will be held from October 15–18, brings together the world’s greatest chefs, winemakers, spirits producers, and personalities to educate palates and entertain attendees. NYCWFF will use multiple Ryder vehicles—including specialized refrigeration trucks—to store food and beverage products, make deliveries to more than 30 different venues, and transport chef supplies and products to kitchens throughout the city to make event-prep possible.

With Ryder as a partner, companies can access Ryder’s network of vehicles, maintenance facilities with refrigeration technicians, and temperature-controlled warehousing space, along with the latest in tracking technologies and safety processes.

The company’s participation in NYCWFF will also include a presence at the Grand Tasting, presented by Shoprite featuring Samsung Culinary Demonstrations presented by MasterCard on October 17–18. Attendees will enjoy gourmet bites featuring Ryder food and beverage customer products that will be prepared by Food Network Star finalist Chris Nirschel.

One hundred percent of the net proceeds of NYCWFF benefit Food Bank For New York City and No Kid Hungry. The festival has raised $8.5 million to date to help fight hunger. Tickets for NYCWFF are available at www.nycwff.org.

For more information, access www.ryder.com.

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