CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwire - Nov 23, 2011) - Employees of US Foods Culinary Equipment & Supplies in Charlotte, N.C. joined together to collect more than 325 pounds of food for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. Each of the 25 employees donated more than 13 pounds of food.

"We began holding food drives in 2008 and enjoyed helping the community so much that the food drives became an annual fall event," said Willie Voss, vice president of operations, US Foods Culinary Equipment & Supplies Charlotte. "Over the last three years, we've proudly donated nearly 2,000 pounds of food to help our neighbors in need."

The Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, a Feeding America affiliate, provides resources to end hunger to almost 650 agencies in 19 counties surrounding the Charlotte area. US Foods has long been a supporter of hunger relief efforts and is a Feeding American mission partner. Since 2007, US Foods has donated more than 22 million pounds of food to more than 200 Feeding America food banks across the country.

About US Foods Culinary Equipment & Supplies
Offering more than 18,000 items -- ranging from heavy equipment, food preparation and cooking supplies to furniture, textiles, dinnerware and cutlery -- US Foods Culinary Equipment & Supplies is the third largest distributor of foodservice equipment and supplies in the country. It serves approximately 240,000 customers and ships more than 880,000 orders annually from four national distribution centers.

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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