Thermo King helps “Move Food” to address hunger nationwide

May 30, 2018
Learn why Ingersoll Rand's Thermo King brand launched an initiative to assist Feeding America food banks.

More than 40 million Americans struggle with hunger, yet nearly $220 billion dollars of food is thrown away in the United States each year.

Thermo King, provider of transport temperature control solutions and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, together with the Ingersoll Rand Foundation and Feeding America, recognize the need to close this gap and have announced a breakthrough social initiative.

The social initiative is called We Move Food, and its mission is to make it easier and more affordable for Feeding America food banks to safely transport fresh food to families in need. By providing funding for mobile food pantries and special pricing on refrigeration products and services, food banks will be able to access food deserts serving some of the hungriest US cities.

“We have a proud heritage of supporting our customers and their drivers so that they can transport food safely and efficiently to people all across the country and around the world,” said Ray Pittard, president of Thermo King North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa. “Transport refrigeration plays a critical role in eliminating waste and increasing food stability, and we are pleased to leverage our strong Thermo King Dealer network, our employees and the Ingersoll Rand Foundation to make a difference in the nationwide effort to help end hunger.”

We Move Food includes a commitment to volunteerism and community engagement. Ingersoll Rand employees nationwide alongside employees from the Thermo King dealer network—which is nearly 200 strong and located in all major US cities—are volunteering at mobile food pantries and food drives. They are reclaiming healthy food from retailers and restaurants, and working with the community food banks to make their operations run more efficiently and effectively.

Thermo King and Ingersoll Rand have a national relationship with Feeding America, a nationwide network of 200 food banks and a leading domestic hunger-relief charity. As part of Ingersoll Rand’s commitment to sustainability, it has set and is working toward achieving 2020 sustainability goals including supporting food stability and nutritional education to 200,000 children through signature programs like We Move Food. The company has exceeded the goal, two years ahead of schedule.

For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com or www.thermoking.com.

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