US Foods

December 09, 2011 11:00 ET

US Foods Helps Reno Families Have a Happy, Healthy Holiday

ROSEMONT, IL--(Marketwire - Dec 9, 2011) - Today, US Foods donated five barrels of food, including more than 100 turkeys, and a $2,000 check to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. The 132 employees of the Reno Division have been collecting food for the past month. The money will help ensure that critical funds are available to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada to continue fulfilling its mission to end hunger through direct services, advocacy, outreach and education.

"Our employees truly enjoy participating in this food drive and helping to improve the lives of Reno residents and families," said Bill Engle, Reno Division President. "With high unemployment and a difficult economic environment, it's more important than ever to help people in need by providing good, nutritious food."

The Northern Nevada Food Bank serves the poor and hungry in the Northern Nevada and California Sierra area. Last year, the food bank distributed over 8.1 million pounds of food to more than 153,000 low-income seniors, children and families.

"We are grateful for the support from US Foods," said Doris Phelps, chief marketing and philanthropy officer, Food Bank of Northern Nevada. "The food donations help us achieve our mission and ensure Northern Nevada families don't go hungry."

US Foods has long supported hunger relief efforts and is a mission partner with Feeding America. Since 2007, US Foods has donated more than 22 million pounds of food to more than 200 Feeding America food banks across the country.

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About US Foods
With nearly $19 billion in annual revenue, US Foods is the 10th largest private company in America, and a leading foodservice distributor. Many of the entities that make up US Foods were founded in the 19th century, including one that sold provisions to travelers heading west during the 1850s gold rush. US Foods offers more than 350,000 national brand products and its own high-quality "exclusive brand" items, ranging from fresh meats and produce to prepared and frozen foods. The company proudly employs approximately 25,000 people in more than 60 locations nationwide, and provides the finest quality food and related products to more than 250,000 customers, including independent and multi-unit restaurants, healthcare and hospitality entities, government and educational institutions. The company is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., and jointly owned by funds managed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Inc. and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Discover more at

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