Lake Placid, adirondacks, usa — In it’s third year, The Renzi Food Show on April 4 brought over 1000 visitors to Lake Placid and a commitment to local communities and the environment.
Held at the Conference Center at Lake Placid, the show not only helped spur the local economy by generating overnight stays and Main Street foot traffic in a shoulder season, but it also provided local families and organizations with donations of food.
After the show wrapped up, nine truck loads of perishable and nonperishable food items were donated to the Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, and Brighton food pantries, and the Shipman Youth Center in Lake Placid.
As a Northern New York-based company, giving back to upstate communities is a core value. In 2014 Renzi launched the Renzi Charitable Foundation partnering with the Northern New York Community Foundation to formalize their community reinvestment efforts in support of nonprofit organizations and schools.
“Corporate giving is part of our ongoing commitment in making a positive difference in the communities that have given so much to us,” said Joanne Wise, marketing and community relations manager of Renzi Foodservice.
In addition, the company initiated a paperless registration process that saved the printing of thousands of pieces of paper.
“Not only is it more convenient and streamlined for attendees,” Wise said, “but aligns us with our sustainability efforts.”
The practice supports the eco-standards of the Conference Center, which is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certified.
Those attending the food show included representatives from restaurants, hotels, pubs, and food outlets from across New York State. Renzi Foodservice is one of the largest family owned and operated independent broadline foodservice distributors in Upstate and Central New York.
“Many conference groups build strong relationships here and Renzi Foodservice is an outstanding example of how a company fosters deeper connections with the community,” said Maryjane Lawrence, marketing and operations director for the Conference Center at Lake Placid.
“We are grateful to have them as part of our conference partnerships and look forward to next year’s show.”
Renzi Foodservice is also a sponsor of the Eat ADK Restaurant Week and is a supporter of Adirondack for Kids.