2023 Cold Storage Capacity Build

The Project

Through the generous support of Innovia Foundation, NEW Hunger Coalition was able to increase its cold holding capacity by installing a walk-in cooler and purchasing a pallet lift.

The Challenge

In 2023 NEW Hunger Coalition contracted with a record number of 20 local farmers to grow nutritious food for our pantries.  This brought about the need for additional cold storage and loading capacity.

The Results

NEW Hunger Coalition can now pick up, cold hold, and deliver over 46,000 pounds of nutrient dense food for rural communities.

Stories from the Field


Now we can handle apples by the bin


truckload of corn

Echo Lakes Potatoes

Purchasing in bulk is possible with the pallet lift and more cold storage


Pallet lift at work loading potatoes