We have a 'cool' new address, phone and email...see bottom of page!

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 14 Golden Penguin Awards and 16 Silver Penguin Awards
for outstanding promotions supporting the Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Industry and our customers. 
Thank you for your support!

Paint Your Heart Out Tampa!

On Saturday, April 18th we had 31 volunteers from Frozen & Refrigerated Foods of Central Florida paint the home of Mr. Greene in Tampa, FL.  Our association has been participating in this great event for 18 years painting the exterior of an elderly person.  We take great pride in this event by doing other things that provide curb appeal, but are also low maintenance for the homeowner.

Special thanks to all of those who came and participated in this wonderful charitable event.  Click the link below to see some great pictures from this year's event.

Special thanks to Marcie Aaron for these great pictures!

See Photo Gallery


Publix 2015
October Cool Foods
for Familes Program

Publix is offering suppliers the opportunity to participate in an exciting consumer marketing program.  Details:

  • Customized insert page in the Publix Monthly Grocery CO-OP dropping in all Publix markets on 10/10/15- circulation is 4.7 million (3.2 million newspapers).   Every Publix store also receives 1,000 flyers.

  • Brand specific shelf signs reflecting coupon offer or reduced price point along with the customized event logo, to be placed on shelf for three  weeks 10/10/15-10/30/15

  • Demos handing out the customized inserts will occur in 900 Publix stores for one day the weekend of 10/17/15.   An additional 200 pages will be provided to each of those stores.   Tent cards supporting the event will be provided to decorate each demo table. 

  • Two (2) vendors will have the opportunity to have their product sampled at the 900 stores where the additional flyers will be handed out. Each vendor will have the opportunity to provide additional product support materials to be handed out during the sampling.

  • The co-op insert page will be processed differently than the standard method for the Dry Grocery Co-Op. All proposals need to be emailed to Michael Palestrini by 06/26/15.   Vendors will be notified of participation approval by 7/10/15.

Click here to download Cool Foods for Families letter and details

Click here to download CO-OP form

2016 Make-A-Wish Golf Tournament

March 21 & 22, 2016

Our annual Make-A-Wish Golf Tournament will be held on March 21 & 22, 2016 once again at beautiful Reunion Resort in Orlando, FL!

Our goal this year will be, through your generosity of participating, to grant three wishes for
Make-A-Wish children!

We have confirmation from
Southeastern Grocers (BI-LO/Winn-Dixie)

to participate

More information will be available in the future.  Until then....

Check out our pictures from our 2015 event!

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!


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

The NFRA & F&RFCF awarded two students scholarship money at the University of South Florida College of Business on Friday, August 28th.  In attendance (pictured below) were Vice President John Bottomley, board members Dan Maloney, Joan Sogan, Julie Van Acker and USF student Irene.  Best of luck to the students in their future endeavors!

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.

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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