The NRAEF will distribute the funds to State Restaurant Associations (SRAs) across the country to support local ProStart® programs, which provide scholarships to students seeking professions in the food service industry. During the last 18 years, Ecolab has donated more than $4.3 million to the NRAEF and its ProStart program and has been a title sponsor of the National ProStart Invitational’s Management Competition.
“ProStart plays a vital role in the ongoing vitality of the restaurant industry, and we are pleased we can help these dedicated students continue building practical skills and gaining real-life industry experience,” said Mike Johannsen, executive vice president and general manager of Ecolab’s global institutional sector. “The NRAEF and Ecolab have been partners for many years, and we are proud to continue our support for the ProStart Program and SRAs now more than ever.”
With annual sales of US$12 billion and more than 44,000 associates, Ecolab Inc. specializes in cleaning, sanitizing, food safety, and infection prevention products and services in more than 170 countries. For more information, visit www.ecolab.com.