In just one night, we raised more than $320K for We Move Food, our hunger relief program designed to help reduce food waste and increase access to fresh nutritional food for people who need it most. The funds raised will provide at least 1.8 million meals this year.
THANK YOU to Ed Corry of TKSE who did a brilliant job as auctioneer with his friendly heckling and encouragement to reach this amazing accomplishment. Ed did such a fine job that he not only auctioned off one custom-painted Precedent unit, but THREE additional matching units. We appreciate all who bid and donated!
“The support of the We Move Food program since we introduced it has been truly amazing,” said Stephanie Moncada, Communications leader for Thermo King. “Once again, I was left awestruck from the generosity."
Food Packing Effort
That support showed up again the morning after the Awards Banquet when approximately 120 dealers and corporate folks arrived to a special food packing event to benefit Feeding South Miami Food Bank. The team packaged 700 boxes of food and granted the organization $10K, which will result in nearly 80,000 meals for the community.
Thermo King’s Frederick McKinley Jones may have been inspired by a load of chickens when he pioneered the first transport refrigeration unit in 1938, but his creation has inspired an entire industry of possibilities … including a multi-billion dollar frozen pizza industry.