Americold, the world's largest publicly-traded owner and operator of temperature-controlled warehouses, has partnered with Feed the Children, a leading nonprofit focused on alleviating childhood hunger, to support COVID-19 relief for families in crisis.

As Feed the Children assists the most vulnerable in our communities who rely on school meals and feeding programs to survive, Americold is filling a critical need during the pandemic by providing complimentary temperature-controlled transportation services to deliver cold food to those who need it most. Earlier this month, Americold trucked more than 84,000 pounds of donated milk and dairy products from Texas to Leola, PA to one of Feed the Children's community partners.

"In these uncertain times, we recognize the many challenges communities across the country are facing," said Fred Boehler, President and CEO of Americold. "We are proud to support Feed the Children in their efforts to provide for families experiencing food insecurity. Americold associates work year round to help put food on tables around the world, and as testament to our 'Cold Hands, Warm Heart' culture, we are glad that we were able to jump in and make an immediate impact."

In addition to these food transportation services, Americold donated $100,000 to Feed the Children for COVID-19 relief activities in April. With the donation, Feed the Children was able to deliver more food, water and daily essentials for living (like shampoo, laundry detergent, toothpaste) directly to families as well as facilitate drop-and-go operations for children without food during school closures.

"This crisis has put a strain on our resources and the resources of our partners. However, through our amazing partnership with Americold we can support America's most vulnerable during this crippling pandemic," said Travis Arnold, president and CEO of Feed the Children. "We are grateful that with their help, we are not only supplying families with food and essentials - but also hope for the future."

About Americold Realty Trust

Americold is the world's largest publicly traded REIT focused on the ownership, operation, acquisition and development of temperature-controlled warehouses. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates 183 temperature-controlled warehouses, with over 1 billion refrigerated cubic feet of storage, in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Argentina, as of February 29th, 2020. Americold's facilities are an integral component of the supply chain connecting food producers, processors, distributors and retailers to consumers.

About Feed the Children

At Feed the Children, we feed hungry kids. We envision a world where no child goes to bed hungry. In the U.S. and internationally, we are dedicated to helping families and communities achieve stable lives and to reducing the need for help tomorrow, while providing food and resources to help them today. We distribute product donations from corporate donors to local community partners, we provide support for teachers and students, and we mobilize resources quickly to aid recovery efforts when natural disasters strike. Internationally, we manage child-focused community development programs in 10 countries. We welcome partnerships because we know our work would not be possible without collaborative relationships.

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