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Thermo King and its dealer network has been raising money for food banks since the company launched its We Move Food program in 2017. We Move Food is a philanthropic program designed to increase access to fresh, healthy food by reducing waste and supporting nutrition education for families and communities that struggle with hunger and food instability.
As a part of Thermo King’s fundraising effort, the group hosts an annual golf tournament with a top prize of a $10,000 grant awarded to a food bank of the winning golfer’s choice. Bill Dawson of Transport Refrigeration of Northwest Arkansas was the tournament winner.
“We have worked with the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank for several years supporting their refrigerated fleet operations, and we know firsthand the important work they do in our community,” says Dawson, general manager at Transport Refrigeration of Northwest Arkansas. “Competing for the chance to award them with a $10,000 grant gave me extra motivation.”
Thermo King’s We Move Food program distributes grants throughout the year to support food banks and pantries’ hunger relief missions such as mobile pantries, food rescue and recovery, food distribution, and education.
“Congratulations to Bill for his victory. This is another example of creative ways that our supporters find to help us. Thermo King has been a valuable partner in our distribution of refrigerated product to our 110 plus partner agencies and the more than 70,000 food insecure neighbors that they serve,” adds Kent Eikenberry, president and CEO, Northwest Arkansas Food Bank.
Because of their affiliation with Feeding America, the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank can provide up to 8 meals for every $1.00 donation. That means this donation will provide up to 80,000 meals for neighbors in need.