Help needed to protect endangered bees

OAKLAND, CA – Millions of bees were poisoned this year by insecticide spraying for Zika. 44% of our bee colonies were killed, and toxic pesticides are still in use. Donald Trump’s EPA transition team denies the science that links these pesticides to bee deaths. An outcry is needed to demand that EPA and protect our bees. Make an emergency gift to the Sierra Club and it will be matched up to $150,000. Go to!form=00P3100000SKGDOEA5

Pizza popular for celebrating the New Year

WASHINGTON – The American Pizza Community (APC) notes that New Year’s Day is among the top five busiest days in the U.S. for ordering pizza. They note that:

  • There are 3 billion pizzas sold in the U.S. each year.
  • There are more than 73,000 pizzerias in the U.S.
  • 94 percent of the U.S. population eats pizza (Parade Magazine 2012).
  • Americans rank pizza fourth on the most-craved food list (American Dairy Association random-sampling survey).
  • The average family eats pizza at home 30 times a year (PMQ Monthly).

The most popular days for ordering pizza are Super Bowl Sunday, Halloween, the day before Thanksgiving, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
 The APC is coalition of the nation’s large and small pizza companies, operators, franchisees, vendors, suppliers and other entities that make up the American pizza industry.

Local chapter of FCSI helps Community Servings

ROCKLAND, MA – The Northeast Chapter of Foodservice Consultants Society International celebrated its 13th annual Holiday Social, donating $15,000 to Community Servings, a MA non-profit that provides services across the state to persons and families with critical and chronic illnesses and serves 1,600 across 300 square miles.

The 2016 donation was made possible through the loyal and generous support of FCSI Platinum level sponsor: C.R. Peterson. Gold level Sponsors were Continental Refrigeration, Dave Swain Associates, E3, GMV Sales, Hatch-Jennings, ITW Food Equipment Group, T&S Brass, True Food Service Equipment, and The Viola Group. The Silver level Sponsors were Jackson, Meiko, Unified Brands and Wyllie Marketing, as well as a dozen bronze level sponsors.

This annual event is one of two large charity fundraisers organized by the Northeast chapter of the Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI). For more information, please contact Northeast chapter Secretary Chandra Comfort at (781) 826-5522.

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