US Foods Donates $250K Worth of Food to Pop-Up Pantries
- by Anne Allen
ROSEMONT, IL - US Foods continues to give back to its community. Not only is it helping restaurateurs reopen their doors, but the distributor is also donating approximately $250,000 of food to help the Greater Chicago Food Depository bring pop-up food pantries to communities of color on Chicago’s South and West sides.
“In this unprecedented time, we know too many Chicago families are struggling to access fresh, healthy food,” said Pietro Satriano, US Foods Chairman and CEO.
According to news source Daily Herald, each pop-up food pantry aims to serve about 1,000 households weekly with boxes of nonperishable food weighing between 20 and 30 pounds, as well as fresh produce and frozen meat.
In addition to the donation, US Foods recently announced that it has donated more than $10 million in food and supplies to food banks and charitable organizations across the country since the beginning of March.
Kate Maehr, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Chicago Food Depository, said the pop-up food pantries will provide “a critical lifeline to the community at a time when the soaring need for food assistance is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before.”
This injection of essential nutrition is but one of the many great deeds US Foods and others in our industry perform every day. AndNowUKnow will continue to report as we navigate through these waters together.