US Foodservice Minnesota Division, with the support of its vendors, delivered more than 25,000 pounds of food to the Maplewood Distribution Center of Second Harvest Heartland, the upper Midwest’s largest hunger-relief organization.
The company’s 48-foot tractor trailer rig was packed full of fresh fruits and vegetables, which are frequently in short supply at area food banks. This donation, which also included frozen foods, meat, bread, and canned foods, will help provide more than 19,000 meals to hungry children, families, and seniors in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
Second Harvest Heartland is the fifth-largest food bank in the Feeding America network.
In addition to this donation, US Foodservice has launched Operation STEM-ulus to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to hungry families during the summer months. The company is donating all proceeds from the sale of Recipes from the Heart, a cookbook created by its employees, to Feeding America, the Nation’s Food Bank network, and its local members, including Second Harvest Heartland. Join the fight to end hunger in your community by going to www.fullplatesfulllives.com.
US Foodservice offers more than 43,000 national, private label, and signature brand items and an array of services to its more than 250,000 customers. The company employs 26,000 associates in more than 60 locations nationwide.