US Foods donates nearly $13M for hunger relief
US Foods Holding Corp. donated nearly $13 million in food and supplies, the equivalent of approximately 6 million meals or more than 265 truckloads of product, through its 2022 annual corporate hunger-relief campaigns. Since 2007, the company has donated more than 165 million pounds of food and supplies to aid community hunger-relief efforts.
“As a national foodservice distributor, US Foods is uniquely positioned to make a meaningful difference in hunger-relief efforts across the country by donating our time and resources,” said David Works, executive vice president and chief human resources officer. “We are humbled and grateful to give back to the communities where we live and work by harnessing the power of food to empower people in need with nourishment and opportunity, and thankful for the dedication of our outstanding associates who have participated in our annual hunger-relief campaigns.”
The company organized a variety of associate giving and volunteer campaigns throughout 2022 to support community hunger-relief efforts. Activities included a week-long Spring into Service campaign in which associates participated in various company-sponsored community service events, a Hunger Action Month campaign, and a month-long holiday Giving Gratitude campaign dedicated to supporting communities struggling with food insecurity. As a result of these activities, more than 400,000 meals were donated.
“Feeding America is grateful for US Foods’ generosity,” said Lauren Biedron, vice president, corporate partnerships at Feeding America. “From financial donations to food and support from employees, they are helping to make a difference for many communities across the country.”
Additionally, US Foods donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross to support Hurricane Ian disaster-relief efforts in Florida and the surrounding areas. The company and its associates also provided food, supplies and logistics support to meal-packing events designed to help restaurant workers, first responders and communities impacted by natural disasters.