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US Foods Invests $2 Million in Additional Community Giving Funding; Dave Flitman Shares

US Foods Invests $2 Million in Additional Community Giving Funding; Dave Flitman Shares

Wednesday, March 13th, 2024

We were thrilled to learn about the latest community-driven efforts made by US Foods. The distributor announced an increased strategic investment of nearly $2 million as part of its 2024 Helping Communities Make It program.

Dave Flitman, Chief Executive Officer, US Foods (Photo credit: Business Wire)“As an extension of our promise to help our customers Make It, our Helping Communities Make It program will harness the power of food to empower communities in need with nourishment and opportunity,” said Dave Flitman, Chief Executive Officer. “As our communities face high rates of food insecurity, educational and job-training hardships, and the immediate and long-term consequences of natural disasters, our investment is a major step forward in our effort to meet our communities’ growing needs.”

According to a press release, new and enhanced initiatives will provide sustainable solutions across the company’s three strategic community giving pillars:

  • Hunger Relief - Eliminating hunger in our communities: US Foods will pursue innovative hunger-relief programming with its long-standing partner, Feeding America, as well as new partnerships focused on feeding veterans and military families
  • Culinary Education - Empowering the next generation of culinary talent: The company will offer 18 culinary students $20,000 scholarships from US Foods to pursue degrees in culinary arts, baking and pastry, chef training, and hospitality management
  • Disaster Relief - Enabling communities to recover faster: The company’s increased investment will provide year-round disaster relief support to provide the Red Cross with the resources needed to quickly mobilize before disaster strikes

US Foods hopes to use food to empower communities in the face of mounting challenges

The company will also continue its associate engagement opportunities with three major company-wide giving events: a two-week “Spring into Service” volunteer event, Hunger Action Month in support of Feeding America, and a monthlong “Giving Gratitude” holiday drive.

As US Foods continues to give back to the community, keep following along with Deli Market News.

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