Sysco Volunteers Roll Up Their Sleeves to Help Whittier Elementary School and Urban Harvest

Apr 12, 2019 11:15 AM ET
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This weekend, Sysco volunteers rolled up their sleeves at Whittier Elementary’s large, community garden to help Urban Harvest and the school clean up 11 vegetable beds and prep them for spring planting, which will include an array of culinary herbs and flowers. Other plots were weeded, tilled and seeded with cover crops of sunflowers and southern peas. All of this hard work for the school’s outdoor space will allow students to plant their spring garden, helping little minds to sprout and flourish, and instill respect for healthy foods and the environment!

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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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