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Sysco Recognizes Fire Department For Employee Bridge Rescue

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Sysco has filled two Louisville, Kentucky, firehouse pantries and donated $20,000 toward their annual award banquet in a gesture of thanks for their bridge rescue of a Sysco delivery partner.

Sysco President and CEO Kevin Hourican was joined by Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg and Louisville Fire Chief Brian O’Neill in honoring the firefighters and first responders who, on March 1, rescued a Sysco driver whose truck was hanging over the Ohio River from the Clark Memorial Bridge. Firefighter Bryce Carden rapelled down the bridge to rescue the driver from the cab of the vehicle.

“I can say, without hesitation, that the Louisville Fire Department showed up for its community that day and especially for one of our own Sysco colleagues. The world watched as their training, skill and courage contributed to what seemed like a miraculous outcome,” Hourican said.

Sysco chefs prepared a lunch for the firefighters following the news conference, and Sysco donated more than 1,500 pounds of steak, seafood, snacks, specialty spices and other food and kitchen items to the firehouses whose crews were involved in the rescue.

“At Sysco, our purpose is ‘Connecting the World to Share Food and Care for One Another,’ and we take every opportunity to live that purpose,” the company shared.

“This is one of those times when there are not enough words – or even large enough gestures – to truly show gratitude. At Sysco, we let our purpose guide our actions to thank all of you who put your lives on the line every day to keep all of us and our communities safe.”

About Sysco

Sysco is a leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries. With more than 72,000 colleagues, the company operates 334 distribution facilities worldwide and serves about 725,000 customer locations.

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