US Foods Holding Corp. recently concluded its "Spring into Service" initiative, a five-day, company-sponsored event developed to empower Chicago area US Foods employees to volunteer at local, charitable organizations during the work day.
The initiative is part of the company's ongoing commitment to hunger relief efforts. As a result of this year's service, more than 83,500 meals were packaged by hundreds of employees who donated nearly 330 hours of time to organizations in and around Chicago.
"At US Foods, we believe in the power of food to give people a chance at a better future. By harnessing the philanthropic passion of our local workforce, we were able to make a considerable difference in the communities where we live and work," said Debra Ceffalio, vice president of corporate communications, US Foods.
"We're proud of our colleagues and their achievements."
Between May 14 and 18, employees based at US Foods' headquarters in Rosemont volunteered at organizations throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs whose missions are to eliminate hunger in their communities and provide access to healthier food.
The organizations included Feed My Starving Children, Greater Chicago Food Depository, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana, Northern Illinois Food Bank, Growing Home and Operation Gratitude.
US Foods is a long-standing supporter of hunger relief. In addition to supporting food banks and other nonprofits through volunteerism, product donations and financial contributions, the company is a Feeding America Mission Partner and has donated more than 79 million pounds of food since 2013.
Each year, US Foods also engages employees across the country in the fight to end hunger during national Hunger Action Month in September.
To learn about US Foods' philanthropic efforts, visit usfoods.com.
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