October 23, 2019

McLean, VA - The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) today announced the formation of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee—IFDA's first formal corporate responsibility effort. The committee will work to educate and empower IFDA members and their partners to have a positive impact in their communities.

“The foodservice distribution industry has a long history of supporting the communities we serve,” said Neil Russell, VP, Corporate Affairs, Sysco Corporation. “Sysco is honored to work with this committee of leading distributors and proud to have Tammy McElroy, Senior Director of Sustainability, serve as the Chair of the committee to help the industry elevate and expand their current programs.”

Committee Members include:
  • Tammy McElroy, Senior Director of Sustainability, Sysco Corporation (Chair 2019-2021)
  • Jane Feenstra, Corporate Affairs, Gordon Food Service
  • Darlene Holmes, Corporate Marketing Director, Saval Foods Corporation
  • Susan Ryan, President, Upper Lakes Foods
  • Jeff Noccioli, Sales Manager, Thurston Foods
  • Bryan Langston, VP of Warehousing, Dot Foods
“We are proud to launch our CSR Committee, as we recognize our role as an industry leader to effect real, measurable change,” said Mark S. Allen, President and CEO of IFDA. “Contributing to our communities is a responsibility that IFDA Members share. We’re excited to have Tammy McElroy as Committee Chair, who has a proven record of success in implementing social responsibility initiatives.”

The first committee projects include quantifying current foodservice distribution food donations and creating an online toolkit and other resources to assist IFDA members with their food donation and hunger relief programs. For more information on the IFDA Corporate Responsibility initiative, click here.

About the International Foodservice Distributors Association
The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) is the premier trade organization representing the foodservice distribution industry. With a combined annual sales volume of $280 billion, foodservice distributors play a crucial role in our nation’s infrastructure. This industry ensures a safe and efficient supply of food and products to more than one million restaurants and foodservice outlets in the U.S. every day. For more information, visit www.ifdaonline.org.
For media inquiries, contact Meghan Cieslak, mcieslak@ifdaonline.org/703.532.9400.
 

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