Middleby Cares Mission Statement

Middleby is committed to being a responsive, responsible and respected community citizen. Our corporate giving initiative supports impactful community outreach activities. Where our employees reside, so do we. We are proud to work together to better our communities. We engage with organizations located in proximity to our facilities that support food insecurity, education initiatives, youth programs and needs for shelter and basic living necessities. If your organization meets the above criteria please submit a request below.

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“Middleby was very responsive and provided urgently-needed kitchen equipment to the heart of operations following the December 2021 Kentucky tornado outbreak. With the donations from Middleby, we are able to serve families in the Paducah area affected by the disaster. We are able to offer hot meals to a community that has been through the unimaginable, thanks to Middleby. We are thankful for their generosity and efforts to serve this community in a time of dire need.”

Gary LeBlanc
Founder & CEO
Mercy Chefs

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Middleby Partners With Ronald McDonald House Charities

Middleby, a global leader in commercial, residential, and industrial foodservice, recently entered into a partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) to provide cooking and ice equipment in Ronald McDonald House programs throughout the U.S. For the last 50 years, the RMHC’s global network of over 26 chapters in 60 countries worldwide has provided resources to families when they are caring for ill and injured children, and over that time RMHC has saved families more than $600 million in lodging and meal costs so that families can focus on what is important – caring for their children. We are deeply committed to supporting RMHC families during mealtime, as food can help bring comfort during a challenging time. Throughout 2024 Middleby will provide in-kind donations of commercial and residential pieces to RMHC Chapters in the U.S. for on-site use. Click here to learn more about this partnership.

Middleby Runs for NIFB

April, 2024

Team Middleby laced up their sneakers and participated in the Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB) Fight Hunger 5K. The event supported providing nutritious perishable and non-perishable food to more than 900 food pantries, mobile food truck markets, and soup kitchens. As part of the national Feeding America network, the NIFB serves the Middleby Corporate neighbors in 13 counties by providing 250,000 meals per day. Congratulations runners for a great run for a great cause. Read more about NIFB here.

Middleby Supports New Food Depository Kitchen

December, 2023

Middleby is proud to partner with the Greater Chicago Food Depository and the Nourish Project, a years-long expansion to better serve a growing and evolving community. Middleby brands Crown, Southbend, Blodgett, Globe, Viking, U-Line and others are preparing large quantities of nutritious meals for distribution in Chicagoland. The goal of the new kitchen is to make 10,000 meals daily and more than 2.5 million annually from scratch for recipients including older adults and those with specific dietetic needs, disabilities and chronic health conditions. For more information on The Nourish Project visit the Food Depository website: The Nourish Project | Greater Chicago Food Depository (chicagosfoodbank.org).

Middleby Corporate Volunteers at Food Bank

December, 2023

The Middleby corporate team recently volunteered at the Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB), partner of Feeding America (FA). This team of 21 strong packed 4,890 pounds of food, which will provide more than 4,000 meals across the 13 Illinois counties they serve. This is just one example of an activity at the many domestic FA locations served by our brands and offices across the U.S. At NIFB each week nearly 1,000 volunteers are needed to evaluate, repack, and distribute food. We were proud to be a small part in this critical support to our local community.

Middleby Announces Partnership with The American Red Cross

December, 2023

Middleby is proud to support the Red Cross Disaster Relief program, ensuring the organization can be ready to go when there are needs after a disaster or tragedy. The Red Cross responds to more than 60,000 disasters across the U.S. annually, providing comfort and hope. Read more here.

Middleby Europe Continues Support of Ukraine

October, 2023

Middleby received a Ukrainian flag with signatures of those on the front lines with thanks for all of the humanitarian aid contributions. Pictured is Steve Spittle, CCO with Wiesiek Krol, GM of QualServ Poland. We continue to provide supplies which began as a global initiative launched at the start of the Ukraine war in 2022. Our Poland facility is the collection hub, coordinating the transport for the supplies donated from 21 Middleby divisions across 10 European countries. The aid reaches more than 40 Ukrainian cities. Middleby partners delivered more than 750,000 pounds of cooking equipment, food, clothing, hygienic and medical supplies. The flag was given to Edward Yuzvik, President of Lodmar, the Middleby distribution partner in the region.

Middleby Supports WINGS

October, 2023

Middleby is proud to support WINGS. Recently we sponsored their annual Purple Tie Ball, and showed up in full support of their efforts. The mission of the Chicago-area WINGS Program, Inc. is to provide housing, integrated services, education and advocacy to end domestic violence. The organization provides a pathway to independence for adults and children who are escaping from domestic violence and providing the tools and support necessary to ensure new lives can be built. More information is available at www.wingsprogram.com.

Middleby Milers Crush Chase Corporate Challenge

May, 2023

We were proud to support the J.P. Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge, lacing up our running shoes in downtown Chicago. We love this outing as it brings a large group from “Middleby Illinois” together. Attendees from Middleby corporate, Middleby Marshall, Taylor, Cozzini, Middleby Packaging and Carter-Hoffmann cheered each other on to complete the 3.5 mile, run, walk or combination. This event is the world’s largest corporate running event that takes place across eight countries and six continents raising millions for outstanding causes while promoting work wellness.

Thanks again to all who represented Middleby!

Middleby Supports Platform by the James Beard Foundation

March, 2023

Team Middleby was thrilled to be part of the NYC grand opening of Pier 57 Market Hall as a Founding Sponsor of Platform, by the James Beard Foundation. Market 57, with the James Beard Foundation, showcases unique, independent food and beverage offerings, as well as an educational space and modern show kitchen featuring Middleby brands Jade, Blodgett, TurboChef and PerfectFry for culinary arts programming and events. Middleby is proud to support to the efforts of the James Beard Foundation. For more information visit https://www.jamesbeard.org/platform-by-jbf.

Team Middleby Visits Cafe Momentum Dallas

March, 2023

Recently, many members of Team Middleby were in Dallas for the Women’s Foodservice Forum. During their visit, they had the opportunity to dine at Cafe Momentum Dallas, a restaurant with a unique mission. The team was warmly welcomed by the founder, Chef Chad Houser, who shared the inspirational story behind the organization. Cafe Momentum is more than just a restaurant; it is a place where young people who have been through the juvenile justice system can learn important life skills and gain work experience. As a proud partner of Cafe Momentum, Middleby is excited to continue supporting the organization and being a part of its future. The delicious dinner was just an added bonus to an already meaningful experience. For more information check out www.cafemomentum.org.

Middleby Supports Café Momentum

February, 2023

Middleby is proud to support Café Momentum, a nationally-recognized nonprofit restaurant and professional training facility that creates holistic, individualized plans for young people to begin addressing the issues they’ve had to confront. We are proud our Beech Oven and other equipment is the centerpiece of the Pittsburgh location.

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Middleby Provides Thanksgiving Meals to Those In Need

November, 2022

We believe Thanksgiving isn’t just a holiday—it’s a way to be.

On this giving Tuesday we wanted to encourage our community to be generous. In the photos we are highlighting employees from Blodgett, QualServ and corporate who collected, assembled and delivered Thanksgiving meals in their communities. This is a small representation of the many, many employees nationwide who gave of their resources, time and talents to ensure others were well fed. Because that’s what we do, we feed people.

We are proud with our corporate partnerships that support food insecurity, worldwide.

Giving Tuesday or any day, Team Middleby is all in, all the time.

Taylor Hosts University of Illinois-Chicago Business Students

November, 2022

Thanks to Team Taylor for being wonderful hosts to University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) business students last week at their Rockton, Ill. facility. Touring the production facility, the students saw the Taylor manufacturing team in action making innovative product in use at restaurants they know and love. They also learned the importance of long-standing business relationships and customer service. We appreciate the future business entrepreneurs from UIC and Professor Miller for making the trek northwest to experience first-hand the Taylor success story.

Middleby Milers Shine at the Chase Corporate Challenge

June, 2022

Way to represent, Middleby Chicago! We are proud of our Chicago-area employees for making Middleby shine at the J.P. Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge earlier this month. The day is the world’s largest corporate running event that takes place across eight countries and six continents. The mission: serve as a catalyst between work and wellness while raising millions in funds for charity.

It was a great day to be together. Thanks again to all who well-represented the Middleby family!

Middleby Supports World Central Kitchen in Ukrainian Aid

April, 2022

Middleby is proud to support World Central Kitchen in their Ukrainian aid efforts. Pictured is our Middleby Poland facility which is working on a large WCK mobile kitchen. Soon the truck will be feeding people where there is a great need. We are grateful to have the opportunity to support the impactful and widespread WCK humanitarian efforts.

WCK began serving hot meals within hours of the initial invasion of Ukraine, and quickly set up at the eight border crossings with Poland. Since then, WCK’s Chefs for Ukraine response has grown rapidly, and is distributing nourishing food and fresh meals across the region, including Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, Moldova, Romania, Slovakia, and Spain. In addition to WCK’s field kitchen, WCK is working with local restaurants, caterers, and food trucks to provide fresh and comforting meals at border crossings, shelters, and other locations along their journey. In addition to hot meals, WCK is distributing bulk food product including produce and dry goods to restaurant partners in Ukraine to supplement the strained food supply chain.

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Middleby Partners with RMHC

March, 2022

Middleby is proud to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. We are proud to contribute to recent kitchen upgrades at the RMHC locations serving Lurie Children’s Hospital and the University of Chicago Hospital. Pictured is the Viking kitchen at the RMHC location at the University of Chicago Hospital in the Hyde Park neighborhood. We are honored to support the mission of RMHC. More about the rebuild of this location here.

Middleby Announces Partnership With Feeding America

February, 2022

The Middleby Corporation announced that it has become a corporate partner of Feeding America ®. The Feeding America network is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, working to connect people with food and end hunger.

According to Feeding America more than 38 million people in the US are considered ‘food insecure,’ meaning they lack consistent access to enough food to live an active, healthy life. To learn more about hunger in America, visit www.feedingamerica.org.

Middleby Assists With Kentucky Tornado Relief

January, 2022

Middleby worked with Mercy Chefs to expedite foodservice equipment to Paducah, KY to serve those in the devastation of the Kentucky Tornadoes of December, 2021.

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Middleby Helps Provide Meals to Huff Middle School Families

November, 2021

Middleby corporate supplied Thanksgiving meals at local school, Huff Elementary. Team Middleby assembled and delivered the meals to feed more than 100 families affiliated with the school.

Middleby Lends a Hand at Northern Illinois Food Bank

November, 2021

The Middleby team volunteered time preparing food for take away at the Northern Illinois Food Bank, a Feeding America facility, in Geneva, Illinois recently.

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Middleby supports our local Boys & Girls Clubs in the communities we serve

November, 2021

We were excited to get our 80s groove on and support the Boys & Girls Club of Dundee Township with our corporate team recently.

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Middleby Partners With Jails to Jobs

February 17, 2021

Middleby recently partnered with Jails to Jobs, an Austin, Tex.-based organization that provides mentoring, guidance and life skills, while giving youthful offenders employment-based mentoring and training along with spiritual and character development. Middleby is proud to support their mission as they open a new facility to better serve the community.

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Middleby Donates Thanksgiving Meals

November 20, 2020

This November, Middleby corporate employees collected, donated and delivered Thanksgiving meals to Huff Elementary, a school located minutes from the Middleby corporate headquarters in Elgin, Ill. Read more about this effort to support a local school and access the photo gallery.

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Gift bags of food from Middelby Giving Back program