Carrier Transicold recently gifted Southern Nevada’s Three Square Food Bank with a Supra 960 truck refrigeration unit it says is helping the hunger relief organization provide wholesome food to hungry people.
The Supra 960 unit is Carrier’s highest-capacity, single-temperature, diesel-powered truck refrigeration unit, helping ensure perishable food stays fresher, longer. The donation of the unit was funded through a grant by Carrier and its parent company, United Technologies, to aid food banks within the Feeding America network.
“Carrier Transicold’s contribution is helping to make a real difference in the lives of hungry families and our neighbors in need,” said Brian Burton, president and chief executive officer of Three Square. “The value of the Supra unit is equal to the cost of more than 51,000 meals we serve to those who need them most, and we are incredibly grateful for this support.”
CT Power, a Carrier Transicold dealer located in North Las Vegas, handled the installation onto a 24-foot box truck.
“Three Square does a tremendous amount of good for the community, and we are so proud that CT Power has been able to help the organization in fulfilling its mission,” said Kelly Hunt, operations manager for CT Power in Las Vegas.
“This was definitely a great experience for us.”
Serving the Clark, Nye, Lincoln and Esmeralda counties, through a service network of nearly 1,400 community partners and a fleet of 33 refrigerated trucks, Three Square collected and distributed more than 47 million pounds of food and grocery products in 2018, the equivalent of more than 39 million meals.
Since 2017, Carrier’s grant program in support of Feeding America’s food banks across the US has funded $300,000 worth of equipment, and installation of truck and trailer refrigeration units for individual food banks. Beyond Three Square in Nevada, the program has helped banks serving parts of Arizona, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Florida, Louisiana, Michigan, South Dakota, Utah and California.
“Our cold-chain technologies help preserve, protect and deliver the world’s food supply,” said Jon Shaw, Carrier’s director of global communications and sustainability. “In supporting Feeding America and its network members, such as Three Square, we are also helping to get nutritious and healthy perishable food to those most in need here in the United States.”