Charlotte, NC (June 6, 2017) — Foodbuy, LLC was recently recognized among international companies for corporate philanthropy and civic contributions in the Charlotte region at the Mayor’s International Community Awards (MICA). The Charlotte International Cabinet honored Foodbuy in the large business category for its efforts to raise awareness for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).
Foodbuy associates came together in August of 2014 after the sudden loss of Adam Buckley, 30 year-old son of Jayne Buckley and her husband Tony Buckley, to suicide. In the midst of her loss, Jayne demonstrated strength and resilience, and focused her efforts on the education and support resources available in the fight to help prevent suicide. Foodbuy associates banded together with Jayne and her family in solidarity to participate in the annual “Out of the Darkness Walk,” the signature fundraising campaign for AFSP, raising more than $30,000 in memory of Adam. The annual walk offers an opportunity to find comfort through shared stories of healing and hope. Foodbuy continues participation in the annual walk today.
Jayne Buckley, VP of Strategic Business Implementation for Foodbuy, accepted the award.
The full list of 2017 international companies recognized for their philanthropy and civic contributions in the Charlotte region include:
Small Business, Ludvig Svensson, Sweden
Medium Business, Okuma America Corporation, Japan
Large Business, Foodbuy, LLC, UK
MICA is hosted by the Charlotte International Cabinet as a collaborative program with the Office of the Mayor and the Office of International Relations. More information can be obtained by visiting www.charlotteinternational.org.
Foodbuy is the largest foodservice procurement organization in North America and the sole sourcing partner for its parent company, Compass Group North America. For more information about Foodbuy, visit www.foodbuy.com.