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NY Yankees Foundation Honors Krasdale Foods

Gus Lebiak, president and chief operations officer at Krasdale Foods, standing at podium on stage to accept New York Yankees Foundation award
Gus Lebiak, president and chief operations officer at Krasdale Foods, accepts the New York Yankees Foundation's Champion of the Foundation award.

Krasdale Foods received the Champion of the Foundation award from the New York Yankees Foundation at its 44th annual homecoming dinner. This event honors one company each year, selected by the foundation’s board members.

The New York Yankees Foundation hosted the dinner and award ceremony at the New York Hilton hotel in May, recognizing Krasdale Foods along with Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez as the Pride of the Yankees recipient and Jeffrey H. Barker as the recipient of the Community Service Award.

“Working together with the Yankees Foundation, with our annual events including a food certificate giveaway and food drive, we have been privileged to provide food for New Yorkers in need, and together we have provided tens of thousands of pounds of food,” said Gus Lebiak, president and chief operations officer at Krasdale Foods. “Both the NY Yankees and Krasdale Foods have been a part of the fabric of the Bronx, New York City and beyond for more than 100 years, and we are proud to be in good company with another organization that has not only existed for this long but shares our passion to do good. I’m thankful for this honor.”

Krasdale Foods’ receiving the Champion of the Foundation award at this year’s event is a culmination of a longstanding positive relationship with both the New York Yankees team and the New York Yankees Foundation through several annual events, such as a food certificate giveaway and food drives before the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

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About Krasdale Foods

Krasdale Foods is a 116-year-old family-owned business providing grocery distribution, merchandising and marketing services to independent grocery store owners. With its base of operations in New York, Krasdale has grown throughout the Northeast and Florida with supermarket and grocery store banners that include CTown, Bravo, Aim, Market Fresh, Shop Smart Food Markets and Stop 1 Food Mart.

About New York Yankees Foundation

The homecoming dinner serves as the primary fundraiser for the New York Yankees Foundation. In response to the difficulties that have arisen in the community, the New York Yankees organization has dedicated resources to Community Partners such as Bronx Chamber of Commerce, Citymeals on Wheels, Food Bank for NYC, Hispanic Federation, NYC Department of Education, NYC Health & Hospitals and Salvation Army of Greater NY – ensuring that the community has basic needs such as food, shelter and health services during this continuously challenging time.

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After 32 years in the newspaper industry, she is enjoying her new career exploring the world of groceries at The Shelby Report.

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