Area Food Firms Team up to Provide Groceries Amid Increasing Unemployment

Area Food Firms Team up to Provide Groceries Amid Increasing Unemployment

By Allison Wrabel
Rick Small, a Sysco Foods chef, and Jason Haddock, Sysco district sales manager, bag groceries Thursday off Carlton Road in Charlottesville. Sysco, in partnership with The Catering Outfit, is providing free groceries to restaurant workers who have become unemployed because of the coronavirus pandemic. (ERIN EDGERTON/THE DAILY PROGRESS)

Rick Small, a Sysco Foods chef, and Jason Haddock, Sysco district sales manager, bag groceries Thursday off Carlton Road in Charlottesville. Sysco, in partnership with The Catering Outfit, is providing free groceries to restaurant workers who have become unemployed because of the coronavirus pandemic. (ERIN EDGERTON/THE DAILY PROGRESS)

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The Catering Outfit and Sysco Foods have partnered to give laid-off restaurant workers groceries during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jason Haddock, a district sales manager at Sysco Virginia, said he estimates that Sysco has given food to more than 400 people over the last few days.

The food distribution company is calling the project the Catering Outfit Helps Food Pantry, and also is working with Digital Minerva, Pale Fire Brewing and York Property.

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