You may have seen employees from the U.S. Foodservice-Hurricane, W.V., facility featured extensively on the hit ABC television show “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” last Friday, April 16. Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver visited the division as part of his efforts to teach healthy eating to residents of Huntington, W.V., which has been called "the fattest city in America" by The Associated Press.
The episode was the most watched television show in its time slot among adults aged 18-49 and can be viewed at: http://abc.go.com/shows/jamie-olivers-food-revolution (choose episode 105).
U.S. Foodservice supported Oliver’s efforts on a number of the television episodes by supplying food and supplies to help Huntington residents learn how to cook healthy meals on a budget for their families and improve the quality of school lunch programs at the city’s schools.
Their sponsorship was a great way to demonstrate their commitment to giving back to communities where they do business. The show also enabled US Foodservice to demonstrate the quality of our products to a large number of current and prospective customers around the country.
Mark Eggerding (pictured above) helped Oliver select fresh meat, vegetables and fruit available
from the Hurricane division, including locally grown and organic offerings.
“I was really pleased because, to have U.S. Foodservice on our side, we could get good food to every single school in the county,” Oliver said. “Now I know that the distribution channel that feeds all of these schools and these kids can actually handle fresh food.”
Be sure to tune in for the final episode which airs Friday, April 23, 2010 at 8 p.m. Central Time!