We are so grateful to U.S. Foodservice and their vendors for coming to the aid of the hungry this holiday season. This donation will be a huge help in restocking our shelves as the need for our services has grown tremendously.
Knoxville, Tenn. (Vocus) December 15, 2009
U.S. Foodservice-Knoxville , with the support of its vendors, delivered nearly ten tons of food to Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee to help feed needy families across East Tennessee this holiday season.
U.S. Foodservice-Knoxville packed a tractor trailer rig full of such products as meat, beverages, canned and frozen goods, which will help provide more than 14,286 meals to the hungry in 18 counties from Crossville to Morristown.
"We are so grateful to U.S. Foodservice and their vendors for coming to the aid of the hungry this holiday season,” said Elaine Streno, Executive Director of Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee. "This donation will be a huge help in restocking our shelves as the need for our services has grown tremendously.”
"We have always helped our local hunger relief agencies and are thankful to our vendors and customers for joining us in these efforts,” said Dolph Reissig, President, U.S. Foodservice-Knoxville. "We genuinely appreciate their outstanding support for such a worthy cause. It’s a great example of what we can achieve by working together to help others.”
Key food donors supporting U.S. Foodservice-Knoxville’s effort included Alpha Baking, Bay Valley, Campbell’s Soup Company, CF Sauer, Clemet Papas, Dart Container, Diamond Chrystal, Dole, Family Brands, Farmland, Fishery Products, Flowers, Genpak, Georgia Pacific, Heinz, Hormel, House of Raeford, HP Hood LLC, Jennio, John Morrell, Kronos, Mapleleaf Bakeries, McCain Foods, Menu Inspirations, Michael Foods, Nestle, Orval Kent, Pennant, Rich’s, Saputo, Slade Gordon, South Eastern Mills, Sugar Foods, Sweet Streets Desserts, Tampa Maid, Tones, Trident SeaFood, Ventura and Winona.
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee is an affiliate of Feeding America, the largest hunger relief agency in the United States. For more information on how you can join the fight to end hunger in Knoxville, visit http://www.secondharvestknox.org .
About Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee
Second Harvest distributes food to roughly 155,000 hungry people every month through a network of Partner Agencies throughout East Tennessee. Agencies are non-profit organizations dedicated to feeding the hungry and include church pantries, shelters, group homes, local kitchens, after-school program sites, rehabilitation centers and many others.
Second Harvest is audited annually and spends 4% of its budget on administrative expenses, 5% on fundraising and 91% on operating hunger-relief programs. The organization can provide 3 nutritious meals with every $1 donation.
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 26,000 associates in more than 60 locations nationwide who are poised to service 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.
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