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.

The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) supports the work that the Senate is planning to provide relief to the food industry and its distributors, restaurants and employees who sorely need it during a pandemic. Mark S. Allen, President and CEO of IFDA gave the following statement ahead of expected discussions next week:
 
“We’re pleased to hear that this crucial funding will be considered once again but time is running out to help those industries most impacted by the pandemic. The Senate and the White House must help foodservice distributors and their customers as consumer demand for foodservice continues to be negatively impacted. The Paycheck Protection Program needs continued funding so that crucial sectors of the economy remain in operation and foodservice distributors can continue to support their employees and the restaurants that rely on them,” Allen said. “We believe that playing politics with the funding hurts hardworking Americans in industries that are already stressed by the crisis. Delays in federal support exacerbate that pain. Our elected officials should support those Americans most impacted by replenishing federal stimulus for PPP.”
 
About IFDA
The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) is the premier trade organization representing the $303 billion foodservice distribution industry and the 350,000 people it employs. 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
 

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