Reinhart’s 2016 Traditions Conference Raises over $55,000 for Charities

ROSEMONT, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Reinhart Foodservice, L.L.C. and its supplier partners raised more than
$55,000 in charitable donations through live and online auctions as well
as raffle prizes during this year’s Traditions Sales and Merchandising
Conference. All proceeds will benefit the Light Foundation (
and Feeding America® (
Reinhart’s charity auction is in its fourth year and continues to build
on the company’s commitment to these two important charitable
organizations and the communities in which they serve.

With the help of celebrity guests Matt Light (former New England
Patriots’ player and founder of the Light Foundation) and Lauren Olaya
(professional golfer, entrepreneur and fitness expert best known for her
appearance on the Golf Channel’s Big Break), as well as Reinhart and its
supplier donors, the event prizes ranged from trips to event tickets to
sports memorabilia, electronic packages, food baskets and more.

“Over the last three years, Reinhart has helped the Light Foundation
raise over $140,000, which is really incredible,” said Light, who helped
host the auction. “Due to Reinhart’s generosity, we’ve been able to do
some incredible updates including a renovation of our facility’s
amphitheater, hiring on new staff and hosting our first-ever Leadership
Conference in Massachusetts. From everyone at the Light Foundation,
thank you!”

“At Reinhart, we take pride in giving back to the communities we serve
and it was great to see how many of our employees and valued supplier
partners took part in supporting both Feeding America and the Light
Foundation again this year,” said Jeff King, Reinhart President and
Chief Operating Officer. “For the last four years, we’ve raised more
than $200,000 in charitable funds at Traditions for these two important
organizations and we will continue to show our support year-round. I’d
like to thank all of our donors and participants for their generous
support now and going forward.”

About Reinhart

Founded in 1972, Reinhart Foodservice, L.L.C. is one of the most
progressive and efficient broadline foodservice distributors in the
United States. The company provides fresh produce, proteins,
ingredients, supplies and equipment to customers across the U.S. from 29
distribution centers. Reinhart serves every segment of the food industry
from independent and chain restaurants to schools and healthcare
facilities and is committed to the highest levels of customer service,
providing its customers with menu planning assistance, nutrition
services support, an extensive lending library, TRACS® Direct order
entry and foodservice management software and training, weekly specials
and educational seminars. Reinhart’s original mission of delivering
exceptional high-quality products, personal service and value to its
customers is stronger than ever today. To learn more about Reinhart
please visit

About The Light Foundation

The Light Foundation (
was established in 2001 by 3-time Super Bowl Champion and 3-time
Pro-Bowler Matt Light. Matt was drafted in 2000 out of Purdue University
and become the anchor for the Patriots Offensive Line until his
retirement in 2012. The Light Foundation strives to instill and augment
the values of responsibility, accountability and hard work by providing
youth with unique outdoor learning experiences that assist them in
reaching their highest potential. Its goal is to lead young people down
a path to becoming responsible members of their communities who are
capable of passing on the torch of leadership and achievement to their
friends and families. Matt Light received the third New England Patriots
Ron Burton Community Service Award in 2005, and in 2008, was presented
the President’s Volunteer Service Award for his outstanding work in the
community by the Bush administration. Since its inception in 2001, the
Light Foundation has raised nearly $4 million for various programs and

About Feeding America

Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads
the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food
to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal
programs in communities across America. Feeding America also supports
programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates
the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation
that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities,
businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate.
Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit,
find us on Facebook
or follow us on Twitter.


Reinhart Foodservice, L.L.C.
Sophia Kramarz