New York, NY, November 12, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- US Foods, Sentry Centers, and Nourishing USA are rolling up their sleeves in a partnership that will help to provide a healthy Thanksgiving for over 1000 families in New York City. The week of events will start on November 19th at Sentry Centers in midtown Manhattan where 50 low-income children and their families are being invited to learn, hands-on, how to prepare a healthy Thanksgiving dinner and then are provided with all the materials to cook a meal for their families at home courtesy of US Foods. On November 21st to the 23rd, the Nourishing USA V.A.N. (Vehicle Advocating Nutrition) will be making stops in Harlem and the Bronx to deliver 1000 Turkeys to families in need this season. For this massive undertaking volunteers from Sentry Centers and the New York Chapter of the National Association of Catering Executives will be helping out all week long.
“We are thrilled to be announcing this partnership. Not only is US Foods and Sentry Centers a national leader in their fields they are truly committed to enriching the lives of their employees as well as their customers and neighbors who live and work in these neighborhoods they serve,” said Gina Keatley, founder and CEO of Nourishing USA. “We will be teaching children how to be healthy, but more importantly teaching them to be advocates in their own lives and the lives of their families.” Nourishing USAis also working to reduce their carbon footprint by delivering the Thanksgiving Turkeys to the community using their vegetable oil powered vehicle.
“The goal of giving a healthy Thanksgiving to over 1000 families was huge, but with such great partners and enthusiastic volunteers I knew we would get everything in place,” says Scott Keatley, CFO of Nourishing USA. “A lot of labor and love goes in to each program that we prepare and we would not be able to meet the demand if not for the help of the wonderful volunteers from Sentry Centers and NACE-NY.”
Scott Keatley, Nourishing USA
About Nourishing USA
Nourishing USA is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) community food program that strives to achieve “nutrition for all” in New York City. Our mission is to alleviate the strong correlation between low-income status and poor dietary health. We provide nutritious meals and nutritional educational without question and without criticism. Anyone is welcome regardless of age, gender, race, financial qualifications, or religious beliefs. Nourishing USA was opened in 2008 to address poor nutrition and health while addressing the issue of food scarcity and hunger large issues facing the poverty-stricken East Harlem community in New York City and has since spread to all five boroughs. For more information, please visit http://www.nourishingusa.org .
About Sentry Centers
Sentry Centers operates executive conference centers and food service amenities under various lease, joint venture and management agreements with in-house expertise in event management, corporate food services, event technology and sales. For more information, visit www.sentrycenters.com.
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. The company had used the name U.S. Foodservice since 1993. 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 www.usfoods.com www.usfoods.com.
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