NACCO Materials Handling Group Inc (NMHG) donated a lift truck to First Born Community Development Center (FBCDC) of Pitt County NC recently to assist the charity’s warehousing needs. FBCDC is a member agency of the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina that provides food boxes to individuals and families in need.

FBCDC owns a 2,600-square-foot building to house the food operation, which contains freezers for perishable goods and storage space for other items. NMHG previously supplied the charity with an electric lift truck, but after reviewing the facility’s needs, NMHG decided a different model would better suit the terrain around the warehouse. The electric lift truck was replaced with a 2005 Yale GLP040 lift truck. Dougherty Equipment Company, the local Yale lift truck dealer, assisted with delivery and installation of the new lift truck.

Every second and fourth Saturday of the month, FBCDC warehouse volunteers distribute food boxes to onsite individuals and families. Besides distributing food boxes from the warehouse, volunteers deliver food boxes to homebound elderly and handicapped. Each food box contains a variety of frozen, fresh, and canned meats, along with fruit, vegetables, dairy products, bread, and beverages.

Cleveland OH-based NMHG employs about 5,300 people worldwide and is a wholly owned subsidiary of NACCO Industries Inc (NYSE: NC).