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 18 Golden Penguin Awards and 18 Silver Penguin Awards
for outstanding promotions supporting the Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Industry and our customers. 
Thank you for your support!

Julie Thieman VanAcker Obituary

It's with great sadness that we announce the passing of one of long-term Board Members this past week.  Julie VanAcker served on the board of Central Florida Frozen & Refrigerated Foods for many years.  She was the Captain of our Paint Your Heart Out Charity event.  She will be missed greatly and so much appreciate all she did to promote Frozen & Refrigerated Foods as well as serve this board and the community.  You can see her obituary by clicking here.


October Cool Foods for Families Program


The Frozen & Refrigerated Foods of Central Florida has decided to turn the Cool Foods program over to PromoPoint. They have been doing 95% of the work behind the scenes for the past couple of years and we believe they can better enhance the program going forward, execute, and collect payment. Sue Bartlett, with PromoPoint, will be putting together the elements for October program and will be in contact with you.

The Frozen & Refrigerated Foods of Central Florida is going to continue to focus on our local charity events: Wimauma Elementary School, Paint Your Heart Out, USF Scholarships. More Health and March of Dimes.

Questions, please contact Joan Sogan FRFCF October Program Chairperson at joan.sogan@conagra.com or 813.230.7032


2022 Paint Your
Heart Out Tampa!

Your F&RFA participated in Paint Your Heart Out Tampa on Saturday, April 30th.  Thank you to all of those who came out and supported this wonderful charitable event!


Special thanks to our PYHOT Team Captain Ginger Robbins for her hard work to make this successful!

Click here to see photos


USF Scholarships by the NFRA & F&RFCF:

The NFRA & F&RFCF awarded four students scholarship money at the University of South Florida Muma College of Business on Friday, August 30th. We received the following communication from USF:

We were so happy to see so many donors and students at the annual USF Muma College of Business Scholarship Luncheon on Friday, August 30.  We are very proud of our students and grateful for the donors whose gifts are helping these scholars envision their futures.

We realize that the weather kept many donors away, so we are sending this email to all of you in hopes that you will take a moment to read our story about the luncheon here.  Additionally, we have created photo gallery where you can view and download images from the luncheon. Feel free to share the images with family and friends on social media (tag @usfmuma if you do!).

We want to send a special note of thanks to our two student speakers, Mosheh Vann and Renata Gomes Martin, who shared their personal stories and inspired many of us.

 Also, thanks to USF Federal Credit Union for sponsoring the luncheon - and committing to do so for the next two years!  

Make it a great year and Go Bulls!


March of Dimes  Golf for Babies Fall Classic


Frozen and Refrigerated Foods of Central Florida is proud to announce that we will be supporting the 2021 March of Dimes Spring Golf Classic at a NEW venue!  The event will take place at TPC Tampa Bay on October 6th with registration at 7am and Shotgun start at 8:00am, the attached file contains additional information, Sponsorship opportunities and a registration form.  A few changes to the schedule from prior years, we will not be hosting dinner the night before the event; breakfast will be available prior to Shotgun start; our day will conclude with a Lunch Reception.

We are excited to continue supporting our Gold Classic FUN activities that so many of you have enjoyed in the past:

  • Longest Drive

  • Closest to the Pin

  • Putting for Babies

  • Gold Ball Launchere

  • Raffle Items

  • Silent Auction

The TPC Tampa Bay is located at 5300 W Lutz Lake Fern Road, Lutz, FL 33558.  We are working to secure a block of rooms at the Marriott Springhill Suites which is very close to the course.  More details to follow.

We are excited for our new venue and your continued support to help make this event successful for March of Dimes!  Please share with anyone you think might be interested in participating, they do not have to be in our industry!

NOTE: Please let us know if you are able to donate items or coupons for the Golfer Goodie Bags

If you have any questions, please let us know.  Look forward to seeing everyone on October 6th!


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!


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!

Welcome Danny Swanick of Bay Food Brokerage as our newest board member.

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

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



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

Linda Lamberson, President


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