Sysco Helps Feed the Hungry While Reducing Seafood Waste
How can we help feed the hungry in our communities while also reducing seafood waste? Gleaning, with only 1% of participation from commercial fishermen, could help us do just that and would yield about 420 million meals a year! Gleaning is a growing movement in the fishing industry to donate seafood that can’t be sold (and is usually thrown out) to food pantries.
Trinity Seafood, a Sysco specialty seafood company based in New Jersey, recently partnered with local food banks and fishermen to pilot the New Jersey Seafood Gleaning program.
Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries. With over 67,000 associates, the company operates approximately 330 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 600,000 customer locations. For fiscal 2018 that ended June 30, 2018, the company generated sales of more than $58 billion.
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