Sysco Canada launches initiative to help food industry during COVID-19

Foodservice company Sysco Canada announced on March 30 the launch of its Foodies Unite initiative in support of the Canadian food industry. The program aims to leverage Sysco Canada’s supply chain to provide services to the retail grocery sector, help its restaurant customers adapt to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, and provide meals to the most in need.

Sysco has developed a wide range of online tools and resources to support its restaurant customers, including industry insights, financial resources, alternate ordering options, and tools, tips, and products to help develop new services including takeout/delivery. The portal also includes links to podcasts, webinars, and other useful resources for restaurant operators during COVID-19. Find out more on the Sysco website.

Sysco is also offering logistics services and much-needed product to the retail grocery sector, which is facing a rapid increase in consumer demand as more Canadian households return to cooking at home. The company is also partnering with organizations including Food Banks Canada, Second Harvest, and Breakfast Clubs of Canada to help make food available to those in need through the Food Rescue program, committing to donating 250,000 meals to support these food relief organizations.

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