US Foodservice donates an entire truckload of food

August 5, 2009 By: Tony Category: WordPress Import

As a foodservice distributor, US Foodservice works with hundreds of food companies as they distribute their products to restaurants across the country. Kurt Nelson, Vice President of Marketing for the US Foodservice distribution center in Plymouth, Minnesota, had a brainstorm one day: “How about asking these vendors and customers to unite with US Foodservice-Plymouth to donate much needed food to Second Harvest Heartland?”

Thus, the Drive Out Hunger campaign began. After a month of working with their vendors and customers, US Foodservice was able to deliver to Second Harvest Heartland an entire truckload of various food products weighing 25,087 pounds. It included nutritious items such as bananas, cauliflower, broccoli, as well as much needed protein items like pot roast and hamburgers.

Bob Chatmas, Chief Operating Officer of Second Heartland, was thrilled with the results of this hard work by US Foodservice. “You and your team are terrific!” Bob said to Kurt. “For all the people in our communities that will have food on their tables because of this donation – thank you!!”

Kurt was also pleased with the results. “It has been a great experience for us to work together with suppliers to further support our relationship with Second Harvest Heartland. We're especially proud that we smashed our 20,000 pound goal by 25%!”

A big thank you to US Foodservice-Plymouth, their suppliers and customers for this generous donation of food.


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