Sysco Launches Second Share My Plate Instagram Promotion; Every Photo Benefits Share Our Strengths No Kid Hungry

HOUSTON, March 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) today launched its second Share My Plate Instagram promotion and photo contest, which runs through April 30 and benefits Share Our Strength, a national non-profit organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger in America.

Entering the contest is a snap. Participants can take a photo of their meal when dining or eating out and submit images to Instagram. Those who do not have an Instagram account can submit images to Syscos corporate Facebook or Twitter pages or via www.Sysco.com/sharemyplate. Food Network star and Sysco ambassador Chef Robert Irvine will judge the contest, looking for high-quality photos with delicious and appealing items. Contest participants are eligible to win up to $1,000.

For every image shared, Sysco will donate 50 cents to Share Our Strengths No Kid Hungry campaign. Last year, more than 12,000 images were submitted and each helped support this worthy cause.

How to participate:

  • Dine out and snap a photo of your meal.
  • Upload the photo with Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Iconosquare.
  • Tag your photo with #ShareMyPlate. (Sysco employees must also include the hashtag #SyscoEmployee.)
  • Describe the dish in the caption and tag the restaurant.

For more information, go to www.Sysco.com/sharemyplate. Click on Official Rules for complete contest details and guidelines.

About Sysco

Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries. The company operates 194 distribution facilities serving approximately 425,000 customers. For Fiscal Year 2014 that ended June 28, 2014, the company generated sales of more than $46 billion. For more information, visit www.sysco.com or connect with Sysco on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SyscoCorporation.

About No Kid Hungry

No child should go hungry in America, but 1 in 5 kids will face hunger this year. Using proven, practical solutions, No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger today by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. When we all work together, we can make sure kids get the healthy food they need. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength. Learn more at NoKidHungry.org.