Great Dane is furnishing, at no cost, two 53-foot Everest refrigerated trailers to America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia (Second Harvest) to store frozen foods salvaged after the non-profit food bank’s 30,000 cubic foot walk-in freezer recently collapsed.
Great Dane, which built a new custom refrigerated trailer for Second Harvest earlier this year, is lending the food bank the additional trailers for up to six months, the estimated time it will take for the freezer repairs to be completed. The two refrigerated trailers are replacing four cold storage trucks that were initially rented on an emergency basis after the collapse. With their borrowed Great Dane trailers, Second Harvest expects to realize over $43,200 in rental fee savings throughout the six months of freezer repair.
Second Harvest worked last week to save as much frozen food as possible after the roof of its walk-in freezer unexpectedly collapsed over the Labor Day holiday weekend due to unknown causes. While damage to the freezer was extensive, fortunately no one was inside at the time of the collapse.
ABOUT GREAT DANE
Great Dane, a manufacturer of dry van, refrigerated and flatbed trailers, has long been regarded as the industry leader in technology, innovation and quality. The company is headquartered in Chicago, Ill., and has additional corporate offices in Savannah, Ga., with manufacturing plants and a parts distribution center strategically located throughout the United States. Great Dane’s network of company-owned branches and full-line independent dealers and parts-only independent dealers offer distribution points for both trailers and aftermarket parts across North and South America. Great Dane can be accessed online at www.greatdanetrailers.com.
ABOUT SECOND HARVEST
Established in Savannah in 1981, America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia serves as the food safety net for tens of thousands of children, senior citizens, low-income families, and people with disabilities who are at-risk for hunger throughout southeastern Georgia. We work diligently to feed the hungry by distributing nutritious food to non-profit agencies and at-risk elderly and youth. Our programs include Brown Bag for the Elderly, Culinary Arts at Grace’s Kitchen, Kids Cafe, and Mobile Food Pantry. These programs are designed to provide hunger relief to those most vulnerable. We partner with 300 churches and non-profit agencies to provide emergency food assistance across Coastal Georgia. Last year, Second Harvest food bank provided more than 8.1 million meals (more than 9.6 million pounds of food) to hungry people in our area. Support from the community and collaboration with partners make it possible for us to reach so many in need right here in our own community.