Carrier Commercial Refrigeration Supports National Food Collection
December 10, 2015
PRAGUE, Czech Republic
One-third or more of the food we produce each year is never eaten, meanwhile, more than 800 million people worldwide - a population equivalent to the United States and European Union combined - are chronically hungry. In an effort to elevate global awareness of this issue while also having a positive local impact, Carrier Commercial Refrigeration Europe has proudly joined with the National Food Collection in the Czech Republic to collect and donate more than 236 kilograms of food. Carrier, the world’s leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The initiative, “Potraviny Pomáhají,” is a project driven by the Czech non-government organization, “Business for Society,” that sponsored National Food Collection Day on Nov. 21. Employees from multiple Carrier Commercial Refrigeration locations across the Czech Republic participated in collecting 236 kilograms of food to be distributed to the following local organizations: Orphanage Radost, The Fund for Children in Need “Klokanek”, the Civic Association for Woman in Need, Nadeje, Care Centre Laguna Psary and several charity centers in several West Bohemian cities.
“As a leading global producer of refrigeration systems for the safe transport and commercial display of perishable food, Carrier’s participation in the National Food Collection program is a natural fit,” said Karel Fort, general manager, Central & Eastern Europe, Carrier Commercial Refrigeration Europe. “With two manufacturing facilities in the Czech Republic, this project was a great way for our employees to have a positive impact on their local communities.”
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