Performance Food Group amplifies effort to address food insecurity

March 29, 2021

Vistar parent Performance Food Group Co. recently made a $50,000 donation to World Central Kitchen, adding to the hands-on support PFG’s family of companies provided after the destructive winter storms in Texas in February.

“Fighting food insecurity has long been a part of PFG’s corporate social responsibility focus,” said chairman, president and chief executive George Holm. “We are proud to support the mission of World Central Kitchen in fighting hunger and the work of all the amazing staff and chefs, including WCK founder Chef José Andrés, who serve so much more than a fresh meal to those in need.”

In February, PFG worked with WCK to supply food for Kids’ Meals Inc. in Houston, a nonprofit organization serving preschool children facing hunger due to poverty. With PFG’s hands-on support, WCK was able to provide 42,000 meals over a week following the destructive winter storms.

Kids’ Meals regularly serves about 7,000 daily meals to children under age six, and recently started to provide meals to older children when it can to address increased needs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We had a critical need after the storms, and we are grateful to WCK and Performance Food Group for stepping in,” said Kids’ Meals Inc chief executive Beth Harp. “Since 2006, we have delivered more than eight million free, healthy meals to the doorsteps of Houston’s hungriest preschool-aged children and provided families with resources to help end the cycle of poverty."

WCK, a nonprofit that addresses food crises, quickly jumped into action after snow, ice, and freezing temperatures swept across Texas.

"PFG’s additional financial donation will further support our work to provide nourishing meals for communities in need," said WCK relief operations director Josh Phelps.


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