Five Star Food Service Grows Partnership With Chattanooga Community Kitchen

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Five Star Food Service presented a gift of nearly $13,000 to the Chattanooga Community Kitchen, the company’s largest contribution to the organization to date. For the past four years Five Star has partnered with the Community Kitchen on its quest to feed and serve the physical, social and spiritual needs of the homeless and less fortunate in Chattanooga.

Each year the employees of Five Star Food Service come together for an annual company meeting, tradeshow, and special dinner event. As a part of the festivities, employees and their guests take part in a live and silent auction with all proceeds going to the Community Kitchen. This year’s event featured over 70 auction items including a Gibson Les Paul Guitar which helped produce a total donation amount more than 50% larger than the previous record total.

“We are truly grateful to the incredible team at Five Star,” said Executive Director Jens Christensen. “Through their support, we have been able to feed hundreds of homeless men, women and children while also helping with housing, employment and so much more. We value their partnership and truly appreciate all they continue to do."

According to President and CEO Alan Recher, Five Star has every intention of continuing this growing partnership. “We believe the Chattanooga Community Kitchen is an incredible catalyst for helping fellow Chattanooga residents get back on their feet. They have a great vision for the future and we intend to be involved with their mission in the years to come.”

To date, Five Star has contributed over $30,000 to the Community Kitchen from proceeds of their annual events.

The Chattanooga Community Kitchen is a freestanding social service agency focused on meeting needs with a primary goal is to lessen the poverty and despair among the homeless in the city of Chattanooga and to restore dignity and self-reliance to those we serve. For more information visit www.homelesschattanooga.org

Five Star Food Service is one of the largest full-line vending, micro-market, coffee service, catering, and dining providers in the Southeast servicing the states of Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama.  


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