May 29, 2018

Thermo King We Move Food Initiative


Thinking Globally; Acting Locally -- In many aspects Thermo King Corporation has helped define this well-known phrase. Our company was founded 80 years ago to ensure the safe, refrigerated transport of perishable foods so that people could enjoy fresh, healthy meals both locally and around the world. Not only do we take great pride in bringing the world closer together by helping to deliver nutritious food choices to every continent, no matter the season; we consider it our responsibility to help.

Our commitment and experience in delivering innovation, along with our nationwide dealer network, customers and the dedicated drivers that ensure perishables arrive safely from Point A to Point B, have been key to a new social sustainability program that we are truly honored to launch with Feeding America and the Ingersoll Rand Foundation.

The “We Move Food” program is designed to close the very real gap between the 41 million Americans who struggle with hunger and the nearly $220 billion dollars of food that is thrown away each year in the U.S.

Recognizing that transport refrigeration plays a critical role in eliminating food waste and increasing food stability, this breakthrough social initiative will make it easier and more affordable for Feeding America food banks to safely transport fresh food to families who need it most. By providing funding for mobile food pantries and special pricing on refrigeration products and services, food banks will be able to increase access and serve some of the hungriest cities in the U.S.

Coming Together

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

I am excited to watch this program grow as we further 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 and increase food security for all.

-Ray Pittard (President, Thermo King Corporation)