Performance Food Group Company (PFG) announced a $50,000 donation to World Central Kitchen (WCK) to help support the organization’s efforts to provide meals to Ukrainian refugees who have fled the country.
Founded by Chef José Andrés, WCK is a nonprofit that provides meals in response to humanitarian, climate and community crises. They build resilient food systems with locally led solutions. PFG has provided support to WCK in the past to help the organization respond to communities dealing with natural disasters like hurricanes and tornados.
“Ever since the situation in Ukraine began, many of us wondered what we can do to help and how can we make the most impact,” said George Holm, PFG’s chairman and chief executive officer. “When we learned WCK was on the ground in eastern Europe providing hot meals to Ukrainians impacted by the current crisis, we were proud to join the international community and support those in need through the inspirational efforts of WCK.”
Jason Collis, WCK’s vice president of relief, added, “World Central Kitchen is grateful for PFG’s support and belief in our mission. They share our belief that a plate of food is more than just nourishment, it’s hope and a sign that someone cares. Their support will allow us to continue to provide fresh and comforting meals to Ukrainians fleeing their homes as well as those staying in the country.”
Fighting food insecurity and working to strengthen communities have long been a part of PFG’s corporate social responsibility focus. More details can be found in the full report at pfgc.com/Corporate-Responsibility.
Performance Food Group is an industry leader and one of the largest food and foodservice distribution companies in North America with more than 150 locations in the U.S. and parts of Canada. Founded and headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, PFG, and its family of companies, market and deliver quality food and related products to 300,000+ locations including independent and chain restaurants; businesses, schools and healthcare facilities; vending and office coffee service distributors; and big box retailers, theaters and convenience stores.