HOUSTON, TX (September 23, 2011 – Marketwire)—As part of its commitment to hunger-relief efforts, U.S. Foodservice-Houston has 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. 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.