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U.S. Foodservice

September 23, 2011 12:23 ET

U.S. Foodservice Helps Houston Food Bank 'Fill the Warehouse'

U.S. Foodservice-Houston Donates Nearly 12,000 Pounds of Food to Celebrate the Grand Opening of the Houston Food Bank's New Warehouse

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Sep 23, 2011) - As part of its continued commitment to hunger-relief efforts, U.S. Foodservice-Houston today donated nearly 12,000 pounds of food to the Houston Food Bank. The donation marks the grand opening of Houston Food Bank's new 308,000 square foot warehouse. To celebrate the opening, U.S. Foodservice-Houston will be joining other local businesses that have made food donations in a convoy of trucks heading to the Houston Food Bank's new location as part of the "Fill the Warehouse" initiative.

"As a local business, we know the importance of helping to grow and strengthen the community where we do business and we are thrilled to join the Houston Food Bank in this initiative," said Houston Division President, Steve Guberman. "Our support for the Houston Food Bank is part of U.S. Foodservice's longstanding, coast-to-coast commitment to hunger-relief efforts in all the communities where we do business."

Since partnering with the Houston Food Bank in 2008, U.S. Foodservice-Houston has donated more than 1.2 million pounds of food. As a mission partner with Feeding America, U.S. Foodservice has donated more than 22 million pounds of food nationally since 2007 to ensure food banks across the country can continue serving their local communities.

The Houston Food Bank works closely with many Houston-area hunger relief organizations to provide food for pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and other agencies. The organization feeds 137,000 people each week and provides more than 70 million pounds of food and prepared meals annually.

About U.S. Foodservice
U.S. Foodservice is one of America's leading foodservice distributors, offering more than 350,000 national brand products and its own high-quality private label items, ranging from meats to produce to frozen foods. The company proudly employs approximately 25,000 associates in more than 60 locations nationwide. U.S. Foodservice provides the finest quality food and related products to more than 250,000 customers, including independent restaurants, government operations, health care and hospitality entities, educational institutions and prominent multi-unit restaurant companies. With approximately $19 billion in annualized revenue, 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 www.usfoodservice.com.

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