Every year Keck’s Food Service gives back to the local community through events like the RWK Charity Classic, a golf tournament held in honor of Ronald W. Keck, the company’s founder. Brian Keck, the president and CEO of Kecks Food Service, said, “It’s great to give back and it has been our privilege to host the annual Keck’s Food Service, Charity Classic Golf Tournament in memory of my father, Ronald W. Keck, with this year’s tournament scheduled for July 13.”

The tournament draws a large crowd each year and provides an opportunity to have fun and give back to the community.

“As a Tioga County based, family owned and Operated Company for 56 years, it’s our goal to use the RWK Charity Classic to raise proceeds to benefit those that are less fortunate including our local volunteers. We’re proud of the tournament’s success with the donated proceeds from the last three years exceeding $74,000,” Keck said.

Charities and volunteer organizations that have been recipients over the last three years include, Make A Wish, Lawrenceville Fire Department, Millerton Fire Department, Goodies For Our Troops, Asa’s Place, Mill Cover Environmental Area & Educational Center, Second Chance Animal Sanctuary, Grandsavers, Wounded Warrior Project, Haven, Wildkind Care, The Children’s House, Big Brother Big Sister and Friends of Tioga-Hammond and Cowanesque Lakes.

“In addition to our annual Charity Classic, Keck’s Food Service also supports various charitable events that also help strengthen our local communities,” Keck said.

Part of being a rural community means looking out for one another. Keck’s exemplifies that through their charitable giving and support.

“As the president and CEO, our business, our employees and our local clients are all impacted by the strength of our local communities. As business leaders we have the opportunity to help influence the necessary change for our region and it’s important that we work closely with our local, state and federal officials and the various economic development organizations to protect and grow our rural communities,” Keck said.

Through providing high quality food services Keck’s is an integral part of the local economy. Without the company’s support and commitment to excellence, it would be more difficult for other businesses to thrive.

“We’re proud of the fact that since 1964 our business has been a Tioga County based company with our business located in Jackson Summit, Millerton. With over 55 years of service to our region and our dedicated staff of approximately 90 team members, many of which live locally, our company and our team have a vested interest in our local communities,” Keck said.

Though Keck’s is a leader when it comes to food service, that honor does not come without challenges. As society grows and changes, Keck’s has to maintain the same quality of service and commitment to excellence that has helped to sustain them and local businesses.

“We’ve seen considerable change over the years and with over 55 years of industry experience and our network of approximately 200 supplier partners we continually work to ensure our product offering and services are not only best in class but also on trend to help ensure our clients have the ingredients for success,” Keck said.