U.S. Foodservice-Connecticut Donates Nearly 190,000 Meals to Thames Valley Council for Community Action

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Donation Will Be Used to Feed Families in the Norwich Area

The generous donation from U.S. Foodservice will enable our team to provide meals to tens of thousands of families and individuals that rely on our services

U.S. Foodservice-Connecticut donated more than $27,000 worth of food, the equivalent of nearly 190,000 meals, to the Thames Valley Council for Community Action (TVCCA). TVCCA’s Food and Nutrition Services program provides food to local individuals and families in need. The food was donated during the WCTY-FM Annual Food Drive benefitting the TVCCA held at the Big Y in Norwich, Connecticut, on November 5-6.

"The generous donation from U.S. Foodservice will enable our team to provide meals to tens of thousands of families and individuals that rely on our services,” said Deborah Monahan, executive director, TVCCA. "Without the support of the community, we would be unable to meet the great demand for food and nutrition products and services, especially during the holiday season.”

U.S. Foodservice-Connecticut donated more than 16,000 pounds of food to local food banks and charities to date in 2010.

"As a foodservice distributor, we play an important role in the fight against hunger,” said Randy Taylor, president, U.S. Foodservice-Connecticut. “We will continue to support local community organizations like TVCCA to provide much needed food products to those in need.”

About U.S. Foodservice
U.S. Foodservice is one of the country’s leading foodservice distributors, offering 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 proudly employs 25,000 associates in more than 60 locations nationwide who are poised to serve customers beyond their expectations. As an industry leader, with access to resources beyond the ordinary, U.S. Foodservice provides the finest quality food and related products to neighborhood restaurants, hospitals, schools, colleges and universities, hotels, government entities and other eating establishments. With approximately $19 billion in annualized revenue, the company is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., and jointly owned by funds managed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Visit http://www.usfoodservice.com to discover how U.S. Foodservice can be Your partner beyond the plate®.

About Thames Valley Council for Community Action (TVCCA)
TVCCA is a private, non-profit Community Action Agency, which was incorporated in 1965. The organization is well recognized as a community leader - and partner - in advocating for and meeting the needs of the region’s economically and otherwise disadvantaged citizens.

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