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Middleby Announces Partnership with The American Red Cross

Dec. 12, 2023
Middleby is proud to announce its partnership with the American Red Cross and Red Cross Disaster Relief. The Middleby commitment ensures The Red Cross is prepared to immediately meet the needs of those affected by disasters.

“Middleby is proud to support the American Red Cross and the Disaster Responder Program in a shared commitment to readiness and support. Together, we are able to strengthen communities and provide assistance when and where it’s needed most,” said Tim FitzGerald, Middleby Chief Executive Officer.

Disaster Responder Program members pledge financial and in-kind donations in advance of disasters, powering the Red Cross with strong infrastructure, trained volunteers, innovative technology and critical resources necessary to provide relief and support to those in crisis. These donations enable the Red Cross to respond to disasters at a moment’s notice while also helping prepare people and communities for disasters yet to come.

“Disaster Responder Program members like Middleby are truly extraordinary because they understand the importance of having vital resources in place before a disaster strikes,” said Anne McKeough, chief development officer at the American Red Cross. “We are extremely grateful for these forward-thinking donors who ensure we stand ready to help people in their darkest hours, whenever and wherever we’re needed most.”

The Red Cross responds to more than 60,000 disasters across the U.S. annually, providing comfort and hope. Large disasters like hurricanes, floods and wildfires are increasing in frequency and intensity, resulting in more displaced, vulnerable people who need support. Donations from Disaster Responder Program members are more important than ever as they fuel Red Cross readiness and strengthen response efforts.

About The Middleby Corporation

The Middleby Corporation is a global leader in the foodservice industry. The company develops and manufactures a broad line of solutions used in commercial foodservice, food processing, and residential kitchens. Supporting the company’s pursuit of the most sophisticated innovation, the state-of-the-art Middleby Innovation Kitchens and Middleby Residential Showrooms showcase and demonstrate the most advanced Middleby brand solutions. In 2022 Middleby was named a World’s Best Employer by Forbes and is a proud philanthropic partner to organizations addressing food insecurity. For more information about The Middleby Corporation and the company brands, please visit www.middleby.com.

Contact: Darcy Bretz, Vice President of Corporate Communications, (847) 429-7756.