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UFPC Contributes 5,000 Pounds of Food Toward Kentucky Harvest Goal

Louisville, Ky. — June 8, 2006 —

UFPC Contributes 5,000 Pounds of Food Toward Kentucky Harvest GoalTeam members with Unified Foodservice Purchasing Co-op, LLC (UFPC) continued their strong tradition of giving back to the community by donating 5,000 pounds of food — more than 6,000 cans — during Kentucky Harvest’s March 2006 Millions in a Month food drive.

Unique to this year’s drive was participation by team members in both the Dallas and Irvine hubs, whose donations were sent to local agencies in each hub’s respective city. UFPC’s Louisville contribution helped push Kentucky Harvest closer to its goal of receiving 11 million pounds of food for the needy.

Two teams of employees competed to donate the most food. Both Louisville teams contributed a combined 6,123 cans, while the Dallas and Irvine hubs donated an additional 1,300 cans. 

“UFPC has always been very generous,” said event organizer Doug Stoner, UFPC’s Senior Director of Equipment Distribution. Team members “really got into it from a competitive standpoint.” 

This event continues UFPC’s award-winning record of charitable and community involvement. In 2005, the company was honored with the first annual We CARE Award, given by Republic Bank and Trust Co. to recognize businesses that make a positive contribution to the community.

Kentucky Harvest is a Louisville-based charity that gathers and distributes food to needy families across the metro area. The Millions in a Month campaign successfully raised more than 11 million pounds of food in just 31 days, which equates to almost 177 tons per day.

UFPC is the exclusive supply chain management organization for Yum! Brands, Inc. UFPC manages the supply chain for all corporate- and most franchise-owned A&W, KFC, Long John Silver's, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurant outlets in the United States. UFPC negotiates volume purchases of equipment, food, packaging and other supplies from manufacturers and suppliers for purchase by restaurant operators.

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