Industry News: Klosterman Baking Company & Total Quality Logistics Team Up to Provide Meals to Flood Victims
Cincinnati, OH. – Flood victims coping with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey will be given
free meals thanks in part to a partnership between Cincinnati-based Total Quality Logistics and
the Klosterman Baking Company.
Klosterman is donating a semi-trailer load of bread to Matthew 25: Ministries to help victims of
Hurricane Harvey on Friday, Sept. 1. A TQL contracted semi will pick up the oven-fresh loaves
of bread from at Klosterman’s Springfield, Ohio bakery and transport the bread over 1,400 miles
to Corpus Christi, TX. From there, the 13,000+ loaves of bread will be received by CitiIMPACT,
an affiliate of Matthew 25: Ministries, who will use the bread to prepare and distribute more than
95,000 sandwiches to flood victims.
“Hurricane Harvey’s impact is catastrophic, and we wanted to do what we could to help,” said
Chip Klosterman, President of Klosterman Baking Company. “Thanks in part to our relationship
with Matthew 25: Ministries and TQL, we are able to respond quickly to an area in dire need,” he
It was Klosterman who reached out to executives at TQL to arrange the delivery of the load.
Thanks to TQL’s network of more than 60,000 carriers, the company was able to quickly secure
a truck meeting the requirements of the load.
“There is so much need in the area impacted by Harvey,” said Kerry Byrne, President of TQL.
“We are just humbled to be able to do something to help.”
ABOUT KLOSTERMAN BAKING COMPANY: Founded 125 years ago, Klosterman Baking
Company is a fourth generation family-owned, certified WBE independent wholesale bakery,
headquartered in Cincinnati Ohio. Klosterman Baking Co. provides fresh hearth breads, buns,
rolls and flatbreads to more than 4,000 restaurants, grocery stores, hospitals and schools in
Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Northern Tennessee, and Pittsburg Pennsylvania. Klosterman
distributes quality frozen products throughout the United States and maintains strong
partnerships with several food service distributors to ensure that Klosterman products are
available to any customer nationwide. Connect with Klosterman online at
KlostermanBakery.com, on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram @KlostermanBread.
ABOUT TQL: Total Quality Logistics is the second largest freight brokerage firm in the nation.
The company’s social investments focus on children, health-and-wellness initiatives and military
support. In 2016 TQL partnered with 288 charitable organizations. TQL is headquartered in
Cincinnati, Ohio, and has more than 4,200 employees in 58 offices across the country.
Individual satellite offices and team members financially support and volunteer with
organizations close to their own hearts. Click here to see what set us apart in the industry, or
connect with TQL on the web, on Facebook or on Twitter @TQLogistics.