The Sumner Community Food Bank receives donations of food from many sources and we are thankful for all of those. However, we have a need for a walk-in freezer with a capacity of approximately 700 cubic feet. This need arises at various times, but generally in the summer months, when interstate trucking companies make contact with us and indicate that a customer (generally a large food market) has rejected a load for one reason or another. Sometimes it’s simply because one carton in a pallet of food may have come open during the shipment. Last summer, for example, we had to turn down several loads with pallets of frozen chickens. This would have been a great source of food for our local community. However, we did not have the freezer capacity to safely keep those pallets of chicken.
If anyone in the community known of a solution for this, it would be most appreciated if you would contact us. It may be that you know where used, but still in good working condition, freezers may be obtained or where freezer capacity of this nature might be rented or where beyond our wildest dreams, one might be donated. We are a 501(c)(3) entity and any such donation should result in a tax deduction. Again, any help that you could be in helping us resolve this would be greatly appreciated. You may contact the Food Bank by calling (253) 863-2996.