US Foods Announces Donation Worth More Than 240,000 Meals for Food Insecure Communities; David Works Shares
ROSEMONT, IL - At the food industry’s very core, we are looking to nourish the world. And, with food insecurity continuing to impact millions of people globally, the distribution of food to communities in need has never been more important. US Foods Holding Corp. is one operator attuned to this and is currently taking action for Feeding America® Hunger Action Month. The company will donate the equivalent of more than 240,000 meals to Feeding America, and more than $16,000 in product donations has been raised to aid six additional 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, 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.
The campaign is part of US Foods’ larger commitment to give back to local communities and provide nourishment and opportunity. 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.
We tip our hats to US Foods for these admirable efforts.