Carrier Transicold recently lent a hand to the Yuma Community Food Bank’s “War on Hunger” in southwest Arizona with the gift of an X4TM Series Model 7300 trailer refrigeration unit.
The refrigeration unit will be used to transport and cool fruits, vegetables and other food products, and was provided through a grant from Carrier Transicold’s parent company, United Technologies Corp.
“I can’t tell you how exciting this is for us,” said Shara Merten, president and chief executive officer of the Yuma Community Food Bank. “When something this spectacular happens, we really appreciate it.”
In 2017, Carrier Transicold announced the program in support of Feeding America network food banks across the U.S. The grant, which was renewed for 2018, covers the cost of the equipment and installation of truck and trailer refrigeration units for individual food banks in the Feeding America network. Beyond Arizona, the program has helped more than a dozen food banks covering parts of Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Florida, Louisiana, Michigan, South Dakota, Nevada, Utah and California.