Having enough food for everyone is a central goal we in the industry have, and US Foods Holding Corp. wants to continue making that goal a reality. The distributor is taking a stand with Feeding America® for its Hunger Action Month and has dedicated a more than 240,000 meal equivalent donation to the organization. In addition, more than $16,000 in product donations has been raised to aid six other hunger-fighting organizations selected by the company’s Employee Resource Groups.
“We are privileged to be able to give back to the communities in which we live and work,” said David Works, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of US Foods. “The generosity of US Foods associates and the company’s matching efforts throughout September will directly contribute to Feeding America’s mission to make a difference in the lives of the more than 40 million Americans who face hunger every day.”
As part of US Foods’ Hunger Action Month challenge in September, US Foods associates across the country donated their time and resources to fight hunger in their communities through monetary donations, local volunteer participation, and a virtual food drive. According to a press release, US Foods matched all product and cash donations made throughout the month.
This campaign is part of the distributor’s larger commitment to giving back to local communities, providing nourishment and opportunity to those in need. Since August, US Foods has donated $200,000 to the American Red Cross to assist communities in the U.S. affected by Hurricane Ida and support wildfire relief efforts across Washington and Oregon.
With companies like US Foods making waves to better our industry, who will be next to step up to the plate? Keep an eye on Deli Market News as we report.