Distributor donates $10M in food and supplies to fight food insecurity
As food banks across the country are challenged to meet the growing demand of households facing food insecurity, US Foods hit a new milestone. Since March, the third-largest U.S. broadline foodservice distributor by revenue has donated $10M in food and supplies to charitable organizations and food banks. By partnering with Feeding America, Rosemont, Ill.-based US Foods donates product to these community organizations, which have increasing needs due the COVID-19 impact, across the United States.
“As our partners work to keep up with unprecedented demand, we’re pleased to play a role in supporting ongoing hunger relief efforts,” said Pietro Satriano, chairman and chief executive of US Foods.
In Greater New York City, US Foods donated approximately 25 truckloads of product to local area food banks.
“We are grateful for our ongoing partnership with US Foods and their most recent donations. Together, we can keep our neighbors healthy and well-fed, whether they were already struggling prior to the pandemic or are coming to CFBNJ for support for the first time in their lives,” said Carlos Rodriguez, president and CEO, Community Food Bank of New Jersey (CFBNJ).
US Foods has also partnered with restaurants to provide products and logistics support to donate meals to displaced food service workers, first-responders and healthcare workers. Currently, Feeding America has projected 17.1M individuals may face food insecurity this year, making the need for donated food and essentials to communities a priority.
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