Employees of Alto-Shaam, a commercial kitchen equipment manufacturer that supports education foodservice providers, has sent a large box of supplies and over $200 in cash to the Houston Independent School District’s supply drive following Hurricane Harvey.
The employees grouped together in early September to ship school supplies, clothing, and more to the school district. This drive was especially important to employees who have family living in the Houston area.
It rained 40-52 inches in parts of the southeast Texas area, resulting in massive flooding in the Houston area over Aug. 25-30. Many families in the area lost their homes and belongings; the Alto-Shaam supply drive was started by the employees to help support these families.
Above and beyond
“We wanted to do our small part to help show these families in Houston that we care about them and their futures as they start to rebuild their lives,” said Sarah Millard, senior communications specialist for Alto-Shaam. “It’s gratifying to know that our employees came together and gave generously to these families. Alto-Shaam team members already donate to non-profit organizations like the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, but our employees went above and beyond by donating what they could in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.”
The supplies were shipped to Houston by Evans; shipping was donated by the Wisconsin-based logistics solutions provider.
About Alto-Shaam, Inc.
Alto-Shaam’s corporate headquarters, worldwide manufacturing facility, Culinary Institute and Technical Institute are based in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. For more than 60 years, Alto-Shaam has been a recognized leader and innovator in the global commercial foodservice equipment industry. With a core business in primary cooking equipment, Alto-Shaam offers an expanded product portfolio that includes award-winning Combitherm® ovens, Vector™ Multi-Cook ovens, Halo Heat® Cook & Hold ovens, Cook & Hold smoker ovens, heated holding technologies, heated display and merchandising solutions, QuickChiller™ rapid chill units, rotisserie ovens, convection ovens, and drop-in hot and cold wells. Alto-Shaam is also the industry leader in providing integrated food production systems for cook/chill, banqueting and rethermalization applications. www.alto-shaam.com.