Through its corporate hunger-relief campaigns in 2023, US Foods Holding Corp. has donated more than $12 million in food, supplies and monetary contributions – the equivalent of about 5 million meals or 225 truckloads of product – to address hunger-relief efforts across the country.
“As a leading foodservice distributor, US Foods is in the unique position to harness the power of food to deliver a meaningful impact,” said CEO Dave Flitman.
“We believe in giving back to the communities where we live and work, and we are grateful to our associates who participated in a variety of our philanthropic activities throughout the year. Moving into 2024, we are excited to continue this important work through increased investments with hunger-relief organizations.”
The recipients of US Foods’ donations included more than 50 Feeding America network food banks across the country. Since 2007, the company has given more than $170 million in food and supplies to them.
In addition, throughout 2023, the company held a variety of employee giving and volunteer initiatives.
Highlights included a week-long “Spring into Service” program in which associates participated in various company-sponsored community service events, a company-wide food drive for Hunger Action Month and a month-long “Giving Gratitude” campaign for underserved communities during the holidays.
Participation in these activities generated donations totaling $100,000 to support food banks and other hunger relief organizations.
In addition, through Giving Back with US Foods, the company is teaming up this holiday season with new customers to support Giving Kitchen. The nonprofit provides emergency assistance for foodservice workers through financial support and a network of community resources. For every new customer, US Foods will make a donation, up to $100,000 through Dec. 30.
As part of the company’s corporate giving commitments, US Foods also continued its partnership with the American Red Cross disaster relief partnership and US Foods Scholars Program.
In 2023, the company donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross to support Hurricane Idalia relief efforts. The donation covered a range of emergency services, including the distribution of hot meals and comfort kits, the opening of shelters and the deployment of emergency response vehicles.
The company also awarded $360,000 in scholarships to students across the country pursuing degrees in culinary arts, baking and pastry, chef training and business management through its US Foods Scholars program.
Since its launch, the program has awarded more than $1.7 million in scholarships to about 90 students to make a contribution to the restaurant and hospitality industry talent pipeline.
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