The health and success of the communities where we operate is essential to our company
Rosemont, IL (Vocus) May 1, 2010
U.S. Foodservice, the food distributor featured on ABC’s hit series “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” in April, is donating a year’s worth of food and cleaning supplies to Jamie’s Kitchen, where Huntington, W.Va., residents learn about healthy eating and how to cook healthy meals.
“The health and success of the communities where we operate is essential to our company,” said Mark Eggerding, senior vice president of U.S. Foodservice. “We enthusiastically endorse efforts to improve healthy eating habits and menu options by offering high-quality fresh meats and seafood, fruits and vegetables to all of our customers.”
U.S. Foodservice appeared multiple times on the series, which follows celebrity chef Jamie Oliver as he launched a campaign to improve eating habits in the city of Huntington, West Virginia.
U.S. Foodservice’s Hurricane, W.Va., facility is also featured in the show as a local supplier of fresh meats, fruits and vegetables that help schools offer healthier lunches to their students.
“I was really pleased because, to have U.S. Foodservice on our side, we could get good food to every single school in the county,” Oliver said. “Now I know that the distribution channel that feeds all of these schools and these kids can actually handle fresh food.”
All “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” episodes can be viewed online at http://abc.go.com/shows/jamie-olivers-food-revolution.
This effort is one of many U.S. Foodservice donations across the country. In 2009, U.S. Foodservice gave more than 6 million pounds of food, representing approximately 1.8 million meals, to the affiliate food banks of Feeding America. For more information about U.S. Foodservice, please visit http://www.usfoodservice.com.
About U.S. Foodservice
U.S. Foodservice is one of the country’s premier 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. To find out how U.S. Foodservice can be Your partner beyond the plate®, visit http://www.usfoodservice.com.
Director, Corporate Communications
U.S. Foodservice, Inc.
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