Soup Kitchen to Benefit from FoodServiceWarehouse.com Green Giveaway

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FoodServiceWarehouse.com Green Commercial Kitchen Giveaway Helps Holy Rosary Soup Kitchen Give Back in a Time of Need

Although the winner was chosen randomly, we can't imagine a more worthy recipient. We are very happy to help Holy Rosary further its charitable cause

FoodServiceWarehouse.com, the industry's one-stop shop for high-quality restaurant equipment, supplies and educational resources, today announced the winner of its Certified Green Commercial Kitchen Giveaway. The Holy Rosary Soup Kitchen in the Village of Port Chester, New York will receive more than $40,000 in new, eco-friendly kitchen equipment, just in time to serve those in need during the holiday season.

The Holy Rosary Soup Kitchen recently made going green a priority and, as part of its commitment, entered the Certified Green Commercial Kitchen Giveaway. The online giveaway was part of the August launch of the FoodServiceWarehouse.com Certified Green Commercial Kitchen Program, a program aimed at saving money and reducing environmental impact through energy efficiency, water conservation and waste reduction.

"Although the winner was chosen randomly, we can't imagine a more worthy recipient. We are very happy to help Holy Rosary further its charitable cause," said Steve Kurtz, vice president of FoodServiceWarehouse.com. "We believe Holy Rosary's choice to go green will make a significant difference in the soup kitchen's overall operating costs and still benefit the environment."

In 2008, the Holy Rosary Soup Kitchen served more than 42,000 meals, 10,000 more meals than in 2007. Until now, the food has been served on paper and Styrofoam, but with a new eco-friendly dishwasher, Holy Rosary will be able to cut back on trash and reduce their environment impact by using ceramic plates and metal cutlery. The new kitchen equipment will also create more jobs for those employed to run it.

"FoodServiceWarehouse.com is helping us assist and feed the hungry. We feel blessed to have received this gift," said Fr. Tim Ploch, SDB of the Holy Rosary Soup Kitchen. "We have wanted to implement green practices in our kitchen, and this donation arrives like a holiday present, just in time for our busy season. With our new equipment, we will be able to serve more food and cut down on our waste."

About FoodServiceWarehouse.com:
Founded in 2006, FoodServiceWarehouse.com is the industry's one-stop shop for high-quality restaurant equipment, brand-name supplies and educational resources for the conscientious foodservice operator. The company offers nearly 30,000 products from approximately 200 manufacturers, including hundreds of products that reduce operating costs through conservation. With the Certified Green Commercial Kitchen ProgramTM, FoodServiceWarehouse.com created the industry's first free green certification program aimed at helping commercial kitchen operators slash energy costs, conserve water and reduce their environmental impact. To learn more, please visit http://www.foodservicewarehouse.com.

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