Corporate Funding Profile: US Foods

US Foods
HQ: Rosemont, IL (and other locations)
Employees: 25,355

Company Overview

US Foods is one of only two foodservice distributors with a national footprint in the United States. With net sales of $24 billion in the fiscal year ended December 30, 2017, they are the second largest foodservice distributor in the United States by annual sales, with a 2017 market share of approximately 8%. They supply approximately 250,000 restaurants and foodservice operators across the country.

With more than 60 distribution facilities nationwide, US Foods delivers to its customers a broad array of food and nonfood supplies, carrying over 350,000 individual products used by restaurants, hotels, schools, health care facilities and other institutional food service operators. In 2017, the company reported about $24 billion in sales.

Giving: US Foods Corporate Social Responsibility

US Foods’ commitment to providing sustainably sourced products, caring for people and protecting the environment exemplifies their approach to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): PeoplePlanet and Products. (CSR Review PDF)

Their philanthropy and employee volunteerism efforts focus on hunger relief and culinary education for underserved people.

  • Huger Relief
    • More than 40 million Americans struggle with hunger, according to Feeding America®. That’s why, as a Feeding America Leadership Partner, US Foods® supports food banks and other related nonprofits through product and financial contributions. Since 2013, US Foods has donated 85M+ pounds of food, and our employees also generously volunteer their time at food banks and other organizations. In May 2018, hundreds of US Foods employees participated in our first annual Spring into Service campaign, packing more than 80,000 meals and donating nearly 330 hours to fight hunger in Chicagoland.
  • Training the Next Generation of Culinarians: US Foods Scholars
    • Launched in 2017, our US Foods Scholars program addresses two pressing needs: providing economic opportunity to disadvantaged youth and helping tackle the talent shortage facing the restaurant industry. The program provides individual awards of up to $20,000 in financial support and professional development to outstanding underserved students seeking to achieve their dreams in the culinary arts.
    • 14 US Foods Scholars to be named by December 2018; $280K in scholarship funding offered to date

Profile updated: Oct 2018