COLUMBUS, Ohio — Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International Mexico (HARDI Mexico) has begun a new initiative to support the Mexican Food Bank system.

Over 40 million people in Mexico depend on the 55 food banks in the country. Mexico has plans to build 30 more locations and needs to ensure they are built as efficiently and professionally as possible. HARDI Mexico distributors will connect skilled contractors to the food banks to help reach this goal.

HARDI Mexico’s board of directors have approved a partnership with local Mexican food banks. This program will introduce skilled contractors to local food banks, who will help construct, repair, and maintain the refrigeration facilities of the food banks, reducing their costs.

Manufacturers have pledged to provide discounts and donations; however, the main goal of the program is to help the food banks reduce operational costs.

HARDI Mexico will be holding a Zoom meeting with all members to connect local distributors with contractors and manufacturers to kickstart the program.

If you would like more information or would like to get involved, please contact Guitze Messina at

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