08 March 2023
Carrier has donated approximately €35,000 to the European Food Banks Federation (FEBA) through two of its refrigeration businesses, Carrier Transicold and Carrier Commercial Refrigeration.
“Food Banks have never been so necessary, and solidarity has never been as important as today: a concrete sign to build a cohesive community,” said Jacques Vandenschrik, FEBA president. “We are very grateful to Carrier because with this partnership we can support our members in a period when our mission is crucial. With this help, we will be able to save more good food from becoming waste and assist charities helping people in need affected by the cost-of-living crisis.”
Carrier’s donation supports 11 countries across Europe. In the European Union, nearly 57 million tonnes of food waste (127kg per person) are generated annually with an associated value of approximately €130 billion, according to FEBA. At the same time, approximately 36.2 million people cannot afford a quality meal every second day. In addition, the latest studies on food security and nutrition have shown an increase of nearly 10% of people affected by hunger around the globe.
Victor Calvo, vice president & general manager, International Truck Trailer, Carrier Transicold, said: “We are committed to helping reduce food waste and eliminate hunger, so we take action through donations, trainings and cold chain development programs. We thank the European Food Banks Federation for their tremendous work, humanity and solidarity to help people in need access food.”
The network redistributed more than 900,000 tonnes of food in 2021 through more than 45,000 charities and helped assist 11.8 million people in need. Two out of three FEBA members have experienced an increase in the amount of food requested by charities.
To learn more about Carrier’s cold chain commitments, click here.