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Kalamazoo Trader Joe’s donates 35,000 pounds of food after refrigerator malfunction

A Trader Joe's store in Riverside, CA, November 30, 2006. Trader Joe's is a chain of grocery stores that will be affected by Tesco's move into the United States. Photographer: Francis Specker/Bloomberg News HOLD FOR ANGHARAD COUCH FEATURE

A Trader Joe’s store in Kalamazoo, Michigan, donated 35,000 pounds of food to a local shelter after their refrigeration system went down Wednesday morning.

The grocery chain delivered the food to Kalamazoo Gospel Mission which says the donation is the largest donation they’ve ever seen.

Trader Joe’s store captain Daniel Sorscher says donating food to local shelters is the company’s policy.

“Everything that we deem is able to be consumed safely we donate to our neighbors and we’re really happy to participate in helping the community in that way,” Sorscher told FOX17 News.

“They just really exemplified a culture of generosity and we’re just so thankful for them,” said Greg Weaver, the Director of Food Service at Kalamazoo Gospel Mission.

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