Making a Difference

We care deeply about our team members, clients, communities and the people that thrive in them. We believe it is our corporate responsibility to reach beyond our kitchens and identify opportunities to positively affect people across the country. Together, we can make a difference.

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Lunch box with food in the hands. Catering
Lunch box with food in the hands. Catering

Giving Back to The Community

We are proud of what our teams do each and every day to support our local communities and our continued efforts throughout this incredibly challenging year. While the way we supported our communities looked a little different, some things have not changed. We continue to care, give and serve by working closely with our community partners to allocate funding and supplies where and when they are needed.

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Progress through a Pandemic

With the Zurich North America headquarters in Chicago closed, American Dining Creations presented Zurich with many different options to support the local community.  Through our local leadership team and employees, American Dining Creations was able to aid thousands of families and individuals affected by the pandemic.

Woman preps Zurich Community lunches in proper safety gear

The team worked daily to provide grocery boxes to local charities and supplied fresh meals to the homeless, as well as hospital staff in the Chicagoland area. These front-line workers enjoyed healthy meal options throughout the pandemic. Nurses and doctors were appreciative of the fresh ingredients to get them through the long days and described the American Dining Creations meals as “some of the best that they had received!”

ADC workers serving their community by delivering food to those in need

Lifting Morale

The American Dining Creations dining team at Nestle Purina Headquarters in St. Louis, MO was eager to help support local first responders amidst the height of the pandemic. Nestle Purina was looking for a way to show those on the front lines that they really appreciated what they were doing and provide them a little comfort. The American Dining Creations dining team supported these efforts by preparing and packaging meals to serve 450 police officers and firefighters three days a week, while local restaurants provided the meals the other four days. “Talk about a lift in morale,” said Chief Dennis Jenkerson. “For all the guys and gals that are working the front line during the coronavirus, this has been a big lift.”

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Surviving Spouse and Family Endowment Fund (SAFE)

American Dining Creations is proud to be a sponsor of the SAFE organization, through its sponsorship of the VIP reception for the Guns N Hoses charity fundraiser. SAFE supports the families of first responders critically injured or killed in the line of duty. Each year the area’s finest police officers, firefighters and paramedics are paired up to compete in sanctioned boxing matches that celebrate the strength, dedication and loyalty of these amazing men and women. Since 2005, the annual Kansas City Guns N Hoses event has been dedicated to raising funds for SAFE.

The Guns N Hoses evening starts with a reception featuring fabulous hors d’oeuvres and cocktails created by local American Dining Creations executive chefs and served by our hospitality associates. For the American Dining Creations team members involved, it feels humbling and rewarding to be giving back to the community. The team is eager to express pride in their role with American Dining Creations, boost employee morale and create a positive work culture.

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