AJC Set To Honor Trio Of Industry Icons


Once a year the American Jewish Committee holds their annual Human Relations Award Dinner. The AJC’s Foodservice division holds this annual awards dinner as the highlight of its annual calendar of events.

On June 22nd at the beautiful New York Botanical Gardens the AJC’s Annual Human Relations Award Dinner will be held. This year, Hoffmaster and Driscoll Foods as well as Arthur Fisher of the Sam Tell Companies will be honored by the AJC for their commitment to exemplary leadership, innovative approaches and commitment of giving back to the community.

Arthur Fisher of the Sam Tell Companies will be honored for his exemplary leadership. Fisher has been involved with helping the Jewish community over the past 40 years. Arthur was one of the co-founders of Young Leadership in the Jewish Federation back in 1975. Through his hard work, commitment, and his love for Israel, Fisher has gone above and beyond to help protect and propel Jewish communities all around the world.

“It’s a great feeling to be honored by the industry and to see their recognition of my accomplishments in the foodservice equipment industry and my commitment to the state of Israel and Jewish people all over the world,” Fisher concluded.

Hoffmaster has been in the industry over the past 70 years and has been an industry leader in the manufacturing of paper napkin products. Since the 1950’s the company has enhanced their reputation and market growth by offering restaurants a complete printed ensemble consisting of placemats, and matching dinner and cocktail napkins. Additional innovations include the introduction of the disposable table cover made in decorator colors. Today, Hoffmaster remains one of the industry leaders serving every industry from Restaurants to Automotives.

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The other honoree Driscoll Foods is another company that has continued as an industry leader of food service distribution. Over 40 years ago the Driscoll family started with a single truck. Today, the Driscoll Foods family operates out of a state-of-the-art 200,000 square foot facility. This facility includes an extremely impressive 95,000 square feet of cooler and freezer space, as well as a temperature controlled refrigeration dock. From a single truck the Driscoll Foods family has grown to a modern fleet of over 90 multi-temperature trucks spanning across the tri-state region. This family owned and operated Driscoll Foods has started small and has grown into a family with over 350 dedicated employees and is now one of the premier distributors servicing the Tri-State area.

AJC is a leading global Jewish advocacy organization with offices across the United States and around the globe. AJC works to enhance the well being of the Jewish people and to advance human rights and democratic values for all. It’s a true honor to be recognized by the industry. For these three companies it is an honor to be awarded by their peers and their local Jewish community.