US Foods Exceeds $35 Million in Donations for COVID-19 Hunger Relief Efforts
- by Jenna Plasterer
ROSEMONT, IL - With the COVID-19 pandemic taking its toll across the globe, it is great to hear when companies step up to help those in need. US Foods is one of those who has made an indelible impact on communities across the U.S., recently announcing that since March 2020, the company has donated over $35 million in food and supplies to help fight hunger as the nation takes on the pandemic.
“As we look back at 2020, I am grateful we have been able to support so many organizations whose mission is to help others,” said Pietro Satriano, Chairman and CEO, US Foods. “The impact of COVID-19 has been felt far and wide, and our charitable partners have worked tirelessly to meet unprecedented demand. As we continue to face the challenges brought on by COVID-19, our commitment to fighting hunger will continue into the new year and beyond.”
US Foods worked alongside its longtime partner Feeding America, as well as other local organizations, to guarantee dairy, meat, produce, and other supplies were making their way to food banks across the nation, according to a press release.
With the rising number of people in need, food banks have struggled to keep shelves filled and supplies stocked, which is why US Foods’ impact was so greatly felt. The company partnered with 60 Feeding America food banks across the country, including Food Lifeline, the largest food bank in Western Washington, which supplies over 300 food pantries, shelters, and meal programs.
“We are so appreciative for the support from US Foods as we continue to provide critical food to our partners across western Washington,” said Ryan Scott, Chief Development Officer for Food Lifeline. “The pandemic has more than doubled the demand on our local agencies. With US Foods’ support, we are better equipped to address hunger-relief efforts in our communities and truly make a difference.”
In addition to its donations, US Foods also provided food, supplies, and support to meal-packing events that helped restaurant workers, first-responders, and health care workers as they manned the front lines as essential workers.
We at AndNowUKnow would like to applaud US Foods for its contribution to helping those in need and all of those who have stepped up across our industry to provide support.