Carrier donates fridge to Mid-Ohio Food Bank

Grover City, Ohio, USA:  Carrier Transicold is helping the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, the anchor of the Mid-Ohio Food Collective, deliver fresh food to a widening base of people in need throughout the 20-county region that it serves

With the demand for aid from food pantries spiking, the gift of a Carrier trailer fridge is part of its support of food banks in the Feeding America network.

The fridge, an X4 Series Model 7300, is installed on a 53-foot-long trailer by Williams Carrier Transicold of Columbus.
 
“The support of Carrier Transicold moves us one step closer to realising our vision of a hunger-free and healthier community,” said Matt Habash, president, Mid-Ohio Food Collective.

“Today, more than 50% of the food we distribute is fresh – fruits and vegetables, bread, eggs, meat and dairy. Our refrigerated trucks and trailers help us deliver it to our partners for distribution within two days of arrival, helping to preserve its nutritional quality.”
 
Now in its 40th year of operation, the Mid-Ohio Food Bank typically distributes more than 66.5 million pounds of food annually, providing enough food for more than 150,000 meals daily, serving nearly 600,000 people annually across central and eastern Ohio. Those numbers have been significantly increasing in 2020, due to the unprecedented impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
 
“Helping the Mid-Ohio Food Collective through this unit installation was a privilege for our Columbus service team,” said Nick Gutbrod, sales manager, Williams Carrier Transicold of Columbus. “By supporting the food bank, we are helping Ohio neighbors who are urgently in need.”
 
Since 2017, Carrier Transicold has contributed $600,000 in support of Feeding America’s network of 200 food banks, with Carrier Transicold’s dealer network providing installation and service support.

Pictured is Malik Perkins, public relations manager for the food bank, in front of the X4 Series fridge on its trailer

Feeding America says every dollar contributed provides for at least 10 meals, equating to 6 million meals that will have been donated since the inception of Carrier Transicold’s social outreach program. Carrier’s contributions have funded 32 truck and trailer fridges for food banks serving 18 states, with more to come.

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