Carrier donate truck to Foodshare
USA – Carrier Transicold have announced that they are doing their part to help Foodshare deliver on its goal of creating a community in which everyone receives all the food they need by stating that they will contribute a Supra truck refrigeration unit to be used on one of the organization’s Mobile Foodshare trucks. The company made their announcement during the UTC Building & Industrial Systems’ Annual Supplier Conference, held at the Connecticut Convention Center.
“As a leader in refrigeration technologies that advance the global food supply chain, we recognize the critical importance of expanding and improving the cold chain to help reduce food waste and, ultimately, feed more people,” declared the president of Carrier Transicold & Refrigeration Systems, David Appel. “Foodshare’s mission aligns with this vision, and to help them achieve it, we are pleased to provide a Supra truck refrigeration unit.”
Foodshare acts as a liaison between food providers and charitable programs serving food-insecure people throughout the Greater Hartford area of Connecticut. The Foodshare program operates by dispatching its two Mobile Foodshare trucks five days a week, delivering food to distribution centres for its 70 partner programs throughout Hartford and Tolland counties in Connecticut. In 2014 alone, Foodshare helped provide enough food for 12 million meals, but even then that huge amount of food only fulfilled one- third of the food needed.
“We are grateful to Carrier for this gift,” stated the president of Foodshare, James Arena-DeRosa. “Our Mobile Foodshare trucks help to fulfill a vital need by distributing perishable goods, primarily produce and other nutritious dietary staples like meat and dairy, to people in need throughout the Greater Hartford area, extending our capabilities beyond traditional brick and mortar sites and the distribution of non-perishable products.”
“We applaud Foodshare’s initiative to combat hunger and help curb food waste by collecting and distributing surplus food resources,” added John Mandyck, chief sustainability officer, UTC Building & Industrial Systems, and co-author of a recently published book “Food Foolish: The Hidden Connection Between Food Waste, Hunger and Climate Change”, which draws attention to the extraordinary social and environmental opportunities created by wasting less food. “One-third or more of all the food we produce each year never reaches our plates due to waste and loss, while more than 800 million people are chronically hungry – including those right here in Connecticut.”
Carrier Transicold of Southern New England is set to contribute its labour to install its new Supra unit, a high-performance, diesel-powered refrigeration unit which has been designed for use on small- to medium-sized trucks.
“A significant provider for Greater Hartford, Foodshare is dedicated to helping our fellow citizens throughout the area, and we are glad to have this opportunity to support them,” declared a proud Logan Casey, sales representative, Carrier Transicold of Southern New England.