June 4, 2020
Mark Allen, President & CEO of the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA), the industry that ensures a safe and efficient supply of food to more than one million restaurants and professional kitchens in the U.S., issued a statement in support of the passage of Paycheck Protection Program enhancements.
"The Paycheck Protection Program changes passed by both the House and Senate provide vital relief to the small businesses that have been decimated by the pandemic shutdowns. America’s restaurants are operating under immense economic strain and these modifications will help them and their foodservice distributor partners keep their doors open. We thank the leadership in both chambers for championing this bill and the important structural changes it makes to PPP.
While this is an important step, more needs to be done in order to secure a lasting recovery. Specifically, Congress needs to forgive the use of PPP funds to pay for the food and supplies restaurants need to reopen and sustain their businesses.
We urge Congress to move urgently to enact the next phase of coronavirus response legislation, which is absolutely vital to the foodservice industry."
November 17, 2020
States are once again asking restaurants to close or limit their on-premise capacities, which means Congress and the White House must step in to help. Read more
November 10, 2020
With the election over, Congress and the Administration must follow through to provide COVID-19 relief to small businesses, restaurants and foodservice distributors. Read more
October 15, 2020
With Senate talks planned on “skinny” relief package set for next week, IFDA urges the White House and Congress to make a deal to help American businesses and workers. Read more