Industry Connections

By taking on leadership roles in our industry’s most active organizations, Sysco is communicating to our peer organizations both the benefits of diversity and the means of achieving it.




Multicultural Foodservice and Hospitality Alliance (MFHA): Sysco has been a gold-level corporate sponsor of MFHA since 1998 as well as a strong supporter of the organization’s vision of multiculturalism in the food and hospitality industry. Sysco also holds a board seat on MFHA. 


Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF):
WFF is the premier leadership development organization for collective insights and connections that empower women in the foodservice industry to envision and achieve their highest potential. Through leadership development events, programs and services, WFF provides its members with the tools needed to make a positive difference in their careers and within their organizations. Sysco has been an enthusiastic contributor to the WFF and sponsor for many years. Sysco also holds a board seat in this important industry organization.  

National Restaurant
Association ProStart Program:

Sysco is a proud supporter of this school-to-career program, which focuses on building awareness among high school students of future employment opportunities in the restaurant and hospitality industry. ProStart chapters are located in suburban and inner-city high schools. Sysco also holds a board seat with the ProStart Program.

International Foodservice
Distributors Association (IFDA):

Sysco actively participates in IFDA and currently maintains several executive IFDA board seats. The International Foodservice Distributors Association is a trade organization of foodservice distributors serving operations throughout the U.S., Canada, and other countries. IFDA members include broadline, system, and specialty distributors with operations ranging from regional to international scope.

International Food
Manufacturers Association (IFMA):

Sysco is a proud member of IFMA an organization who prides itself on shaping the future of foodservice by creating an environment for positive change and actionable solutions benefitting manufacturers and their foodservice channel partners. IFMA helps leading companies like Sysco capitalize on customer contacts, innovation, research, education and training, as well as opportunities for leadership.