Maryland business sends donation funds to Houston restaurants
October 25, 2017 – Houston, TX: Jake’s Finer Foods announced today that Saval Foodservice, a broad
line foodservice distributor in Elkridge, MD, has donated more than $14,000 to help Houston-area
restaurants impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
Saval Foodservice employees, along with several Saval Foodservice restaurant customers, organized and
led fundraisers that ultimately generated the donations. Jake’s Finer Foods worked in partnership with
Saval Foodservice in distributing the donations to some of its hardest-hit restaurant customers in the
greater Houston area.
“For more than 70 years, the city of Houston has supported us,” commented Michael Bench, Jake’s Finer
Foods President. “It is a blessing and opportunity to give back, and we are especially appreciative of
Saval Foodservice’s work to support the ongoing recovery in this great city.”
“We create lasting relationships with our employees and our customers,” said Paul Saval, president and
CEO of Saval Foods Corporation. “We are grateful that both groups were so eager to help in our efforts
to raise money for Houston, and that Jake’s was willing to help coordinate the distribution of the funds.”
About Jake’s Finer Foods
Jake’s Finer Foods, is a family-owned, Houston-based foodservice distributor, serving the needs of
foodservice providers throughout Texas and Louisiana since 1946. Jake’s services a wide variety of
industry segments including independent restaurant operators, multi-unit chains, K-12 schools, retail
grocery, hospitals, daycares, caterers, and corporate cafeterias. Their complete line of product offerings
also includes fresh, premium meats from Gourmet Ranch, Jake’s exclusive custom butcher shop.
About Saval Foodservice
Saval Foodservice is an 85 year old family owned business and the largest independent broad line
wholesale foodservice distributor in the Mid-Atlantic region serving the independent restaurant trade.
Founded in 1932, Saval Foodservice employs more than 185 people in its Elkridge, MD distribution
For more information on Saval Foods’ Houston fundraising efforts, visit