Welcome to Cool Foods Central


OUR PURPOSE: To promote the sales and consumption of Frozen & Refrigerated Foods through programs that provide value and effectiveness for our retailers, participating products and consumers.

Winner of 15 Golden Penguin Awards and 17 Silver Penguin Awards
for outstanding promotions supporting the Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Industry and our customers. 
Thank you for your support!

UPDATE: March Cool Foods Program at Publix

It's March and special thanks to those brands who participated in our event.  Publix offered suppliers the opportunity to participate in an exciting consumer marketing program as part of the 3/3/18-3/16/18 cycle of the Publix grocery Co-op. 

It included:

  • Customized insert page

  • All participating brands will receive:

Co-op price point/coupon featured on www.getthesavings.com/coolfoods micro site

Program is supported with targeted email blasts, digital banner ads, and social media bloggers

Three promotional reviews of the program on www.iheartpublix.com which will call out the benefits of frozen and dairy foods, the program website, the value of the offers, and each of the participating brands.

Click the picture below to see FSI that dropped:

NEW! Paint Your
Heart Out Tampa!

On Saturday, April 21st we will once again support this wonderful community outreach.  We will once again paint the home of an elderly person in need in Tampa, FL.  Our association has been participating in this great event for over 20 years painting the exterior of a needful homeowner.  We take great pride in this event by doing other things that provide curb appeal, but are also low maintenance for the homeowner.

Click the link below to see pictures of last year's event

See Photo Gallery

If you're interested in painting, please email our Captain, Julie VanAcker: Julie.VanAcker@ILoveOrganicGirl.com

We'll put you on the list.  You'll be tired, but truly enjoy this day.

2018 March of Dimes Spring Classic Golf Tournament

March 20 & 21, 2018

Frozen & Refrigerated Foods is proud once again to support March of Dimes charity in their Spring Classic Golf Tournament. 
The tournament will be held on
March 20 & 21, 2018
at beautiful
Saddlebrook Golf & Tennis Resort in
Wesley Chapel, FL!

At this event in 2017 we raised $30,000 for March of Dimes.

You can download the brochure and entry form about the event by clicking here.

Here are the sponsorships available:

  • Platinum: $8,000

  • Gold Level: $6,000

  • Silver Level: $4,000

  • Bronze Level: $2,000

  • Golf Ball Launcher: $1,000

  • Dinner: $5,000

  • Lunch: $2,500

  • Beverage Cart: $500

You can book your hotel room now.  Special rates are available.  Download the attached Word document to learn more:  click here


Giving Back to Our Community!

We give our time and resources to a lot of charities.  Click here to see our how we give back to our community!

This year we received a very nice letter for our support of Hope Children's Home. 
Click here to read it


Board of Directors

Thanks to our volunteers who serve on Frozen & Refrigerated Foods of Central Florida's Board.  It's through you that makes our association one of the strongest in the United States!

Click here to see the list of present Board of Directors.

NFRA Jack Cofer &
Frozen & Refrigerated Foods of Central FL Scholarships: 

The NFRA & F&RFCF awarded four students scholarship money at the University of South Florida Muma College of Business on Friday, August 25th. In attendance (pictured below) were Board members and USF Students, rom (left to right) Linda Dyer, Andrew Miller, Marcus Daffner, Jim Whitford, Amy Delladonna, Julie VanAcker, Camden Burns, and Tyler Rabuck. Our group of 4 students this year are certainly inspired, driven, and delightful! Best of luck to them in their future endeavors!

Key Links

We are just a small part of some great organizations supporting Frozen & Refrigerated Foods throughout the country.  Click here to see the key links supporting our organization, our customers and consumers!

Contact Us

We appreciate you visiting our web site.  If you have any questions or would just like more information on our programs, association or events, please click here to go directly to our 'Contact Us' page.

For more information on programs offered, please feel free to contact us at:

Frozen & Refrigerated Foods of Central Florida
P O Box 46787
Tampa, FL 33646
Phone: (813) 712-9472
Email: shivers@coolfoods.org
Download Outlook v-card address, click here)

Linda Lamberson, President

John Bottomley, Vice President
Email: john.bottomley@sargento.com


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