Thermo King Dealer Scraps Together Donation for Local Food Shelf

August 11, 2020

Thermo King Dealer Scraps Together Donation for Local Food Shelf

Thermo King of Roanoke turns leftover scrap metal into 139,100 meals for families in need

When employees at Thermo King of Roanoke finished installing multi-temp evaporator units in refrigerated semi-truck trailers for a customer, they realized that they had nearly 1,500 pounds of leftover copper pipe. The team decided to turn in the scrap metal for money and make a donation to their local food bank, Feeding Southwest Virginia. The donation totaled $3,477.72.

As they were preparing to send the donation, Peter Hollett, the owner of the dealership, decided to match the donation, bringing the total to $6,955.44. The team then remembered that Kroger, Inc. made a pledge to match all donations to food banks. The team reached out to Kroger and they agreed to match the donation, making for a grand total of $13,910.88. That equates to 139,100 meals for families in Southwest Virginia.

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