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June 4, 2015

Extraordinary Partnership Reaps Extraordinary Results

Since 2001, Food & Friends has partnered with The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation and Marriott International to improve the lives of people living with life-challenging illnesses in the Washington, DC metro area.

Since 2001, Marriott employees have served thousands
of hours in our kitchen.
Grants totaling more than $1,000,000 from the Marriott Foundation have supported our capital campaign and cancer services program, and Marriott properties have donated hotel stays for our Chef’s Best auction raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to support those we serve. Marriott has not just provided financial support, their commitment to volunteerism is remarkable and we have been honored to have associates spend thousands of hours in our kitchen as part of their annual Spirit to Serve Our Communities day, as well as regularly throughout the year.

Debbie Marriott Harrison, Global Officer, Marriott Culture and Business Councils, Marriott International has this to say about the unique relationship between Food & Friends and Marriott:

We are proud to honor the Marriott Family, Marriott
International, Inc. and The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott
Foundation at this year's Chef's Best.
“Our longstanding partnership with Food & Friends illustrates The Marriott Foundation’s desire to support organizations that help lift up the most vulnerable. Investing in the communities where Marriott International does business makes our Spirit to Serve culture more vibrant and our society stronger. Quality service is at the core of how we do business and we see this same value in Food & Friends’ long track record of providing high quality, nutritious and specialized meals to people facing life-challenging illnesses. We are delighted to support this remarkable organization.”

Food & Friends’ partnership with Marriott is rooted in similar values and the belief that neighbors should help their neighbors. Over the past 13 years, our partnership has proven the extraordinary impact that is made possible through joined effort. We are looking forward to paying them special tribute during Chef’s Best this year.

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