Caring for others and our community isn't something that emerged after RDP Foodservice found success. It was baked into our fabric before the company even started.
Growing up during The Great Depression, our founder Richie DiPaolo watched as his parents often provided meals to hungry neighbors from their small corner grocery in Columbus, Ohio's Italian Village. Folks often stopped by with barely anything to spend, but would leave with enough food to get by.
That commitment to serving others remains a hallmark of the RDP philosophy.
At RDP foodservice, we are grateful for the blessings we have received over three generations and 50-plus years of business. An essential part of our company’s mission is to provide our support to a range of charitable organizations.
Among the organizations we support are:
RDP has been a major sponsor of Zoofari, the largest fundraising event held at the zoo, which showcases Columbus’ variety of restaurants and bars. RDP promotions have awarded customers with zoo memberships and many RDP events have featured animals from the Columbus Zoo with hopes of generating awareness of the zoo’s conservation efforts.