Sysco Donates $1 Million to Feeding America®

Sysco Corporation

Sysco Corporation

HOUSTON, Aug. 2, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY), the world’s leading foodservice distribution company, announced it recently donated $1 million to Feeding America® to support local food banks in the communities where Sysco operates.

Sysco’s donation will be distributed to 42 food banks across the US as part of its Nourishing Neighbors initiative.® program in which a portion of the proceeds from each Sysco-brand case sold in local communities is donated to charities in those communities.

“As a global leader in foodservice distribution, we have a unique responsibility and opportunity to give back to the communities that have supported us through our Nourishing Neighbors program. We are honored to make this donation to our longtime partner, Feeding America, to help fight hunger in the communities where we live and work,” says Neil Russell, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Chief Communications Officer at Sysco.

Every dollar donated to Feeding America helps provide access to 10 meals*. Sysco’s donation will help provide 10 million meals* to people in need, at a time when the hunger crisis continues to worsen due to the impacts of inflation and other supply chain issues.

“At a time when we are seeing pandemic relief efforts wind down, record increases in food and gasoline prices are drawing more people to food banks and food pantries for help,” said Erika. Thiem, director of supply chain for Feeding America. “Right now, hunger relief programs need more support, not less. We are grateful for Sysco’s donation that will support efforts to expand equitable access to healthy and nutritious food in communities that need it most.”

Since its inception in 2018, Sysco’s Nourishing Neighbors program has contributed more than $12 million to charities. “We know the need is great, which is why we have committed to a charitable giving goal of generating $500 million in assets in our global communities by fiscal year 2025, through product donations, cash contributions and volunteer service.” Russell said.

In fiscal year 2022, Sysco also donated more than 12 million pounds of food to Feeding America’s food banks, which equates to more than 10 million meals.

*$1 helps provide at least ten meals insured by Feeding America® on behalf of local member food banks.

About Sysco
Sysco is the world leader in the sale, marketing and distribution of food products to restaurants, health and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the restaurant and hospitality industries. With more than 58,000 associates, the company operates 343 distribution facilities worldwide, serving more than 650,000 customer locations. For fiscal year 2021 ending July 3, 2021, the company generated sales of more than $51 billion. Information about our CSR program, including the Sysco 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, can be found at www.sysco.com/csr2021report.

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