Central PA food bank trailer Carrier Transicold
Pictured, left to right, are Ray Swank, the food bank’s transportation manager; Tim Shustack, dealership territory manager; Joe Arthur, food bank executive director; Wayne Souder, dealer branch manager; and Beth Hamilton, director of sourcing for the food bank.

Carrier Transicold gifts reefer unit to Pennsylvania food bank

Carrier Transicold, through a grant from parent company United Technologies, recently gifted the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank with an X4 Series Model 7300 trailer refrigeration unit to help it realize its vision that “No One Should Be Hungry.”

The unit, which refrigerates fruits, vegetables and other food products during transport, will be used by the food bank, part of the Feeding America network, to serve a 27-county region.

“This grant from Carrier Transicold enables the food bank to enhance the flow of refrigerated and frozen foods to our partner agencies,” said Joe Arthur, executive director of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. “This investment in our transportation aligns perfectly with our strategies to provide better access to better food for our neighbors in need throughout Central Pennsylvania.”

The refrigeration unit was installed on a 53-foot trailer by Carrier Transicold of Pennsylvania, an affiliate of Penn Power Group, in Harrisburg.

“Our team was very proud to be able to help the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank through this program,” said Tim Shustack, territory manager for Carrier Transicold of Pennsylvania. “The food bank does a tremendous amount of good serving individuals and families throughout a vast portion of the state, and it’s terrific that this unit can help them deliver more food, more cost effectively.”

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Working with a network of more than 1,000 partner agencies and programs, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank provides meals to more than 135,000 people each month.

Since 2017, the Carrier Transicold program supporting Feeding America has gifted $450,000 worth of truck and trailer refrigeration units, including installation, to various food banks, the company said. Beyond the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, the program is helping food banks serving parts of Arkansas, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Utah.

“Carrier’s cold chain technologies help to preserve, protect and deliver nutritious perishable food throughout the global community, including in emerging countries where the demand is great,” said Jon Shaw, director of sustainability for Carrier Transicold. “However, there are critical needs here in the US, and by supporting Feeding America and its network members, we have an opportunity to help transport food to those most in need.”

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