Highlighting the Good things being Done in the Food Industry

When things are turned upside down by something unexpected, you can count on good people rolling up their sleeves and lending a helping hand. The current situation with COVID-19 has greatly impacted the fresh food and foodservice industries. We are seeing companies not only trying to survive, but using their resources to help.

We are grateful to know and work with so many of these people and wanted to show the great things they are doing!

Brighter Bites posted on LinkedIn

Yesterday in Austin at McBee Elementary, our Brighter Bites team and volunteers from the Andy Roddick Foundation distributed 5830 pounds of produce to …

Jose R. Costa posted on LinkedIn

Proud of Bojangles'​ Restaurants, Inc. serving those who serve us. Thank you Hanahan Fire Department for all you do! #restaurants #franchising #itsbotime…

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers on LinkedIn: #OneLove #RaisingCanes | 40 comments

No layoffs, no furloughs – we are keeping our Crew employed so our amazing Crew can continue to support our Communities. We know that we will get through… 40 comments on LinkedIn

Brighter Bites posted on LinkedIn

The incredible Brighter Bites team in Dallas packed 500 bags of produce for 250 families yesterday at Floyd Elementary in Mesquite ISD. Each family received…

Just Salad posted on LinkedIn

We are grateful to NBC New York for highlighting the hard work of Just Salad team members to deliver 10,000 meals a week to Mount Sinai Health System and…

Goli Ghorbani Talebzadeh posted on LinkedIn

I'm proud to work for a company that cares about the community & gives back. Thank you to all the healthcare workers at Good Samaritan Medical for ALL …

A Habit to Help | Events | Modern Restaurant Management | The Business of Eating & Restaurant Management News

Habit Burger is serving healthcare professionals during this challenging time by deploying its fleet of food trucks to host 27 “events” near hospitals throughout California to give back to health care professionals by providing more than 8,000 complimentary meals.

Texas Roadhouse CEO Gives Up Salary to Help Front-Line Employees

Texas Roadhouse CEO Kent Taylor has elected to forgo his base salary and incentive bonus, the steakhouse chain revealed Wednesday in a securities filing. The move is effective from the pay period beginning March 18 and continuing through January 7. Texas Roadhouse said the additional funds would be made available to assist front-line hourly restaurant employees.

Panda Restaurant Group posted on LinkedIn

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Brett Schulman on LinkedIn: #restaurants #hospitality #foodservice | 15 comments

Visiting with our teams today and I’m so proud of how they working to feed our communities with positivity. Over half the food in this country is typically… 15 comments on LinkedIn

Fresh Concepts LLC posted on LinkedIn

Today we encourage our Fresh Concepts LLC members and friends to participate in #TheGreatAmerianTakeout in support of the restaurant industry. Whether …

Jim Stevens on LinkedIn: Many companies are laying employees off. Golden Chick will do everything | 29 comments

Many companies are laying employees off. Golden Chick will do everything so that we don’t have to lay anyone off. Our Executive team and key operators… 29 comments on LinkedIn

Mr Greens Produce posted on LinkedIn

Today at Mr Greens the Sales team got together and made over 500 boxes of Fruits and vegetables along with cases of Water , Orange Juice, Eggs and cheeses…

Graham Taylor – Sanitation Food Safety Director – Mac Edwards Produce and Company | LinkedIn

View Graham Taylor’s profile on LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional community. Graham has 3 jobs listed on their profile. See the complete profile on LinkedIn and discover Graham’s connections and jobs at similar companies.

Yum! Brands on LinkedIn: KFC Donates $400,000 to Feed School Children | 10 comments

KFC US donated $400,000 to Blessings in a Backpack to help feed 100,000 children nationwide and bridge a critical gap during the COVID-19 pandemic. “… 10 comments on LinkedIn

Loffredo Fresh Foods posted on LinkedIn

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta posted on LinkedIn

Thank you, Papa John's International! 💙 Papa Johns delivered 600 pizzas to our Clubs across metro Atlanta. Thank you for helping us make sure the families…

Sunkist Growers posted on LinkedIn

Today we announced that we will donate three truckloads of fresh California-grown citrus fruit to California schools districts and food banks. Assembly…

CAVA posted on LinkedIn

Let’s take a moment to show some love to our incredible team members working hard to serve us fresh, mindblowing meals day after day in a way that is safe…

Vesta Foodservice posted on LinkedIn

The inspiration and resilience of this industry is admirable. Please continue to share your efforts on what you’re doing to stay afloat and we will continue…

Cheney Brothers, Inc. posted on LinkedIn

Cheney Brothers is adapting to help our local communities and weather the Covid-19 storm. #TheCheneyWay #CBIcares #DeliveringSouthernHospitality www.cheneybrothers.com…

Keany Produce & Gourmet posted on LinkedIn

The Keany Family is proud to support our local community during this rare time of uncertainty. One thing is certain: everyone deserves access to fresh,…

Jody Slater posted on LinkedIn

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Grocery chain Hy-Vee announces fundraiser to aid area food banks, sets $1 million goal

Iowa-based Hy-Vee Inc. wants to raise $1 million to help local food banks restock their shelves during the coronavirus pandemic. Hy-Vee services an eight-state region including the Kansas City metro. As customers check out they will be asked if they would like to donate $1 or more to assist local food banks.

Scott Bland posted on LinkedIn

Stay Healthy, Eat Healthy, we’re here to help you do both! Fresh Produce Boxes @fostercaviness #freshproduce #healthyeating #stayhealthy #greensboro …

Inspire Brands posted on LinkedIn

As part of Inspire’s commitment to supporting our communities, Arby's, Buffalo Wild Wings, SONIC Drive-In, Jimmy John's and Rusty Taco are participating…

Fresh Concepts LLC posted on LinkedIn

Today we encourage our Fresh Concepts LLC members and friends to participate in #TheGreatAmerianTakeout in support of the restaurant industry. Whether …

Jennifer Couture-Oderio posted on LinkedIn

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Seashore Fruit & Produce Co. posted on LinkedIn

Today is the day! Please come to the “Driver Entrance” #SeshoreFresh…

Frisch’s Restaurants, Inc. posted on LinkedIn

We are here for you. #Community…

Acclaimed Chicago Restaurant Sells Pay-What-You-Can Food Kit During Coronavirus Crisis

Beloved Chicago restaurant Fat Rice is offering a pay-what-you-can meal kit to dining industry professionals and those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Co-owners Abraham Conlon and Adrienne Lo started the meal kit service to help the community after recognizing the perishable food that would otherwise be wasted, according to a statement on Logan Square restaurant’s website.

Taco restaurant sells Emergency Taco Kits, complete with toilet paper rolls, 30 eggs

LOS ANGELES (KRON) – As restaurants in California transition to takeout or delivery-only during the coronavirus pandemic, one spot in Los Angeles is kicking things up a notch by offering a survival kit than can truly be appreciated in times like these – tacos and toilet paper!

🍅Eddie Curcio 🍠 posted on LinkedIn

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Last week, Sirna and Sons Produce sold a variety of its fresh produce to area residents, a circumstance rising out of a combination of factors relating to the novel coronavirus. However, due to the popularity of the service, Sirna and Sons announced late Thursday on Facebook the company is postponing the service “to develop and implement a smarter plan, one that will be easier, more convenient and sustainable for all.”

Freshly and Nestle team up to donate $500 million to Meals on Wheels

CNBC’s “Squawk Box” team is joined by Freshly CEO Michael Wystrach to discuss the company’s partnership with Nestle to deliver meals to seniors and donate $500 million to Meals on Wheels amid the coronavirus pandemic.

St. Petersburg man organizes successful food drive for elementary school students | News Break

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – Carlos Childs has a heart for children. He’s a family community liaison at the Campbell Park Elementary School in south St. Petersburg. When the coronavirus pandemic started affecting schools, his first thought was his students.

Pia’s Trattoria in Gulfport gave over 100 pasta meals to elderly residents

An Italian restaurant in Gulfport wanted to serve its community during a time when many are self-isolating during the coronavirus outbreak and may be struggling to stock up on certain items. In this case, they showed kindness through food. On Wednesday, Pia’s Trattoria provided 126 free pasta meals to seniors who are alone, reports Creative Loafing.

Can’t Find Bread? Jimmy John’s is Here to Help with Freaky Fresh® Bread on Demand

Today, while Americans do their best to stay at home, Jimmy John’s introduces Freaky Fresh ® Bread on Demand. Guests will now be able to purchase loaves of fresh-baked French bread at all participating Jimmy John’s locations across the country for delivery or pickup, including curb-side and drive-thru*.


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