Suiza Foods Corporation (NYSE: SZA), the nation’s leading dairy processor and distributor, today announced a $100,000 contribution to the September 11th Fund, which was established to help the victims of the recent terrorist attacks. The company is also encouraging individual contributions from its 18,000 employees nationwide.

Suiza Foods companies have contributed products as well as refrigerated trucks for use in delivering food and beverages to relief workers and residents. In addition, the company has responded to the needs of its retail customers for increased production and distribution of products.

“Suiza Foods Corporation and our employees want to convey our deepest sympathies for the victims of this week’s tragedies, their families and loved ones, and send our support to the individuals and organizations working tirelessly to aid those people personally affected by these violent acts,” said Gregg L. Engles, chairman and chief executive officer of Suiza Foods.

The September 11th Fund was created by the United Way and The New York Community Trust who will distribute donations in New York, Washington, D.C. and other affected areas to emergency assistance agencies, including the American Red Cross, as well as other nonprofit health and human service organizations. 100% of contributions received by the Fund will be used to support needed services for victims and their families.

Suiza Foods Corporation, based in Dallas, is the nation’s leading dairy processor and distributor, producing a full line of company-branded and customer-branded products. National brands include International Delight®, Second Nature®, Naturally Yours®, Mocha Mix®, Sun Soy®, kidsmilk(TM) and fitmilk(TM). Regional brands include Adohr Farms®, Barbe’s®, Broughton®, Brown’s Dairy(TM), Country Delite®, Country Fresh®, Dairy Gold®, Dairymen’s®, Flav-O-Rich®, Garelick Farms®, Hygeia®, Lehigh Valley Farms®, London’s®, Meadow Gold®, Model Dairy®, Oak Farms®, Poudre Valley®, Robinson®, Schenkel’s All Star Dairy, Schepps®, Shenandoah’s Pride®, Suiza Dairy®, Swiss Dairy(TM), Louis Trauth Dairy®, Tuscan® and Velda Farms®, as well as Celta® in Spain. Suiza also sells products under partner or licensed brands in certain regions, including Borden®, Foremost® and Pet®. Additionally, the company owns approximately 43% of Consolidated Container Company, one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of rigid plastic containers.

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is providing lifesaving assistance in the form of immediate disaster mass care and blood to victims and emergency workers in New York, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania following the incomprehensible attacks of September 11. The Red Cross will stay with these people as this tragedy unfolds. The Red Cross has been on the scene from the beginning providing disaster support in the form of food, shelter and mental health counseling to all individuals affected. To help the victims of these and other disasters please support the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

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