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4/27/2021

RecruitMilitary Partnership

Dedication. Camaraderie. Service. Veterans value these qualities – and at Basic American Foods, we value the veteran community. We are pleased to announce our partnership with RecruitMilitary, which will help us meet and hire more veterans, transitioning military, and military spouses than ever before. We look forward to welcoming more members of the veteran community to our organization!

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3/15/2021

COVID-19 Vaccines

Although it has been a challenging past year for us all, we are hopeful that the end of the COVID-19 pandemic will be here soon. We all have the responsibility to help beat COVID-19, and we are confident that the safe and effective vaccines now available are the best tools for us to use to achieve that. We are pleased...

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3/8/2021

Joshua Spiegel – Corona-Norco Unified School District

On Monday, March 1, 2021, the Corona-Norco Unified School District returned to in-person classes for K-6 grade students at their 33 elementary schools. This district is where my dad, uncles, siblings, and I attended school and the district of our Rising Star FAME Award winner, Megan Cook. Working with this district during my time at Basic American Foods, I have...

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3/3/2021

CONGRATULATIONS TO BOB ETTERS, OUR 2020 VALUES CUP WINNER!

We are delighted to share that Bob Etters, business development manager, was selected as our 2020 Values Cup winner! Bob received 10 Values Hero nominations in 2020, was our Q2 Values Hero recipient, and exemplified Living Our Values, leadership, innovation, and teamwork during an incredibly challenging year. Bob quickly and successfully helped navigate BAF through many obstacles in the face...

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2/25/2021

2021 K-12 FAME Awards

Please join Basic American Foods in congratulating the winners of the 2021 K-12 FAME Awards! Golden Foodservice Director of the Year Award Maria Eunice, Director of Food and Nutrition Services Alachua County Public Schools, Gainesville, FL Silver Leadership Award Adam Russo, Director of School Food and Nutrition Services Prince William County Public Schools, Manassas, VA Silver Spirit Award Richard Miles,...

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11/25/2020

Thank you to food and agriculture workers

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) shared a note of gratitude and video thanking the millions of essential workers in the food and agriculture industry, and we couldn’t agree with them more! We’re very grateful for all of our employees' hard work, especially during this year of extraordinary challenges. Thank you for helping to make real food heroes every...

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10/20/2020

FALL 2020 JACK HUME SCHOLARSHIP FUND RECIPIENTS

Congratulations to our Fall 2020 Jack Hume Scholarship Fund Recipients! We awarded a total of $97,500 in scholarships to 69 recipients to continue their education beyond high school and to assist employees in meeting the financial challenge of providing this level of education.

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10/6/2020

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE RELIEF DONATIONS

California wildfires recently reached a devastating milestone of over 4 million acres burned in 2020, more than double the previous record, with two months left remaining in the fire season. The 8,300 wildfires have resulted in 31 fatalities and over 8,819 structures destroyed, displacing thousands of others and disrupting lives and businesses for years to come. Many of the most...

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9/28/2020

Making Things Better – Stacy Williams & the St. Louis Foodbank

We are proud to support the communities where we live and work by encouraging employees to use a paid day each year to volunteer for a cause that is meaningful to them! Recently, Stacy Williams, a Regional Sales Manager, and her son volunteered at the St. Louis Foodbank, which serves numerous counties in both Missouri and Illinois. Stacy and her...

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9/15/2020

Living Our Values – Food Bank Donations

Consistent with our Make Things Better value, Basic American Foods is committed to continuing our long tradition of giving back to the areas where we live, work, and operate. When communities began to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this year, we were proud to support food banks with additional food donations so that they could, in turn, help...

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5/29/2020

ESTHER HENSCHEID – A BAF Hero!

For over 36 years, Esther Henscheid has been a valuable employee of BAF and is currently a Payroll Services Representative. But, we also want to recognize her for her amazing sewing abilities and for exemplifying our Let Your Inner Hero Shine and Make Things Better values! Since mid-April, Esther has completed about 235 masks and has another 150 or so...

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5/11/2020

Living Our Values – Cindy Parker’s Service Day

On Thursday, May 7, I worked a 2-hour shift with other volunteers in the first-ever Food Runners kitchen at the Waller Center in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood in San Francisco. My assignment was cleaning and cutting up a full box of scallions. Other volunteers were slicing bread, making sandwiches, ladling soup, and packing the prepared foods into delivery boxes. This new kitchen operation...

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