LAS VEGAS — Carrier Transicold’s gift of a Supra 960 truck refrigeration unit to Three Square Food Bank in Southern Nevada is helping the hunger relief organization in its mission to provide wholesome food to hungry people, while passionately pursuing a hunger-free community.
The Supra 960 unit is Carrier Transicold’s highest-capacity single-temperature diesel-powered truck refrigeration unit and helps to ensure that perishable food stays fresher, longer.
The grant is funded in part by Carrier and its parent company, United Technologies Corp., to aid food banks within the Feeding America network.
Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier, a global provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies.
“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, 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 at CT Power. “This was definitely a great experience for us.”
Serving Clark, Nye, Lincoln and Esmeralda counties, with 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 Transicold’s grant program in support of Feeding America’s network of food banks across the U.S. 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 food 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, director, global communications & sustainability, Carrier Transicold & Refrigeration Systems. “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.”
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