TCF Center becomes distribution hub for Food Rescue US

Gwen Kaufmann - Tuesday, July 28, 2020    


Photo: TCF Center

According to Food Rescue US, an estimated one in seven people are struggling with food insecurity in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help to relieve the struggle, TCF Center has become a distribution centre, helping to allocate 270,000 pounds of meat, fresh produce and packaged foods throughout the month of June. "We set up the docks to comply with regular commercial, federal and local food safety guidelines", said Claude Molinari, general manager of TCF Center. "The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) worked with Food Rescue US and provided oversight throughout the contract period, conducting audits to ensure food safety plans are followed. We made sure all of their needs were met to do so". Each Friday, the Detroit chapter of the Food Rescue US volunteer network works alongside TCF Center employees on the venue's loading docks to collect tons of food from local restaurants, grocers and other food providers. They then organise the donations for local nonprofit agencies and churches to pick up and redistribute to hungry people in the Southeast Michigan area. (kf)     tcfcenterdetroit.com/distribution-hub-for-us-food-rescue

SHARE THIS ARTICLE

Related Articles

United Fresh goes year-round

After taking the United Fresh 2020 LIVE! trade show virtual, the association has decided to transition the new online platform into a year-round digital community platform.

Read more
CES goes fully digital for 2021

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has announced that the 2021 edition of CES will be an all-digital experience.

Read more
Ways to tackle change

The first Exhibitions Think Tank has launched its final report, which gathers the insights of more than 150 global industry professionals to set out recommendations for the future direction of the exhibition industry.

Read more

Most read articles

Industry reports deep cuts but remains optimistic

UFI Global Barometer reveals that for both April and May, 73% of exhibition companies worldwide declared "no activity".

Read more
Cosmopack and Cosmoprof Asia under one roof

Joint organisers BolognaFiere Group and Informa Markets have decided to upon strategies to collocated Cosmopack and Cosmoprof Asia 2020 under one roof at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).

Read more
Joint messaging for the meetings industry

The Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) has brought together dozens of leading industry voices from around the world to shape a joint messaging.

Read more

Categories and Tags

Markets | Corona Virus | Food Rescue US | COVID-19 | pandemic | TCF Center | Detroit | USA | Americas | Claude Molinari | US Department of Agriculture | Southeast Michigan