U.S. Foodservice Donates $50,000 to Haiti Relief Effort

Jan 15, 2010, 09:46 ET from U.S. Foodservice

ROSEMONT, Ill., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the earthquake in Haiti, U.S. Foodservice, the nation's premier food distributor, has donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross International Response Fund.    

"Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by this disaster," said Bob Aiken, chief executive officer, U.S. Foodservice.  "U.S. Foodservice and its employees have a long history of providing food and support to the victims of hurricanes and other natural disasters in the United States.  However, without a base of operations in the Caribbean, the company has decided to answer the Red Cross's call for cash to fund these critical efforts."  

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 www.usfoodservice.com.

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