ACS&T steps in to save school’s frozen food

Wolverhampton, UK: ACS&T came to the rescue of around 600 pupils at Kingswinford School in Dudley recently after the school’s freezers had to be switched off for essential maintenance work, meaning over £2000 worth of food was at risk of spoiling. ACS&T stepped in to collect and store the food in the company’s cold stores, free of charge, until the freezers were switched back on.

The school’s head cook Irene Pitt contacted ACS&T which readily agreed to provide space in its Wolverhampton cold stores for the frozen food, which included bread rolls, chips and spicy burgers. ACS&T has a large depot, including state-of-the-art cold storage facilities, in the Park Lane area of Wolverhampton.

“We had eight boxes of frozen food that needed to be stored while the electricity was off at the school,” said Pitt. “I was thrilled when ACS&T said they would store the food and not only that, they would keep it for us for free.”

Managing director Malcolm Johnstone said: “When we were contacted by the school it wasn’t a case of if we could help, it was a question of how,” said Johnstone.  “We were more than happy to offer our support and store the food until they could take it back into their own freezers.”

ACS&T operates from four centres in Grimsby, Wolverhampton, Tewkesbury and Scarborough. It runs 12 cold stores, three ambient stores, comprehensive co-packing facilities and large, dedicated and shared-user multi-temperature transport fleets.

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