Our Culture

Facilitate teamwork to unbox greatness.

Who We Are

As a Certified B Corporation, we’re customer-obsessed and also hyper-focused on our partners, the community, the environment, and our people. And that’s just the beginning. Joining our team means having the support you need to bring your whole self to work, follow your passions, and find new ways to move ideas forward.

What’s a Certified B Corporation?
It means we meet the highest standards of performance, transparency, and accountability—because we believe it’s a better way to do business.

Our Mission

We are dedicated to the success of our customers and suppliers by providing optimal distribution solutions and value-added sales and marketing services.

Our Vision

To be the preferred supply chain partner in the specialty, natural and organic, and fresh product marketplace in North America.

Our Values

WE CARE: We care by volunteering, donating, and helping those in need.

WE ARE DETERMINED: We persevere and are dedicated to the success of our customers and suppliers.

WE ARE FAITH-FRIENDLY: We encourage our employees to bring their whole self to work.

Our Core Purpose

We SERVE to make lives better® for our customers, our suppliers, our employees, and our communities.

How We Empower Each Other

At KeHE, we know the freshest ideas can come from anywhere and everywhere. That’s why we embrace and celebrate what everyone brings to the table—regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, or anything else. From our bilingual recruitment program to our hiring veterans commitment, we believe that what makes you unique, makes you the whole package.

Belonging Council

We aim to establish KeHE as the best place to work and are dedicated to realizing our mission of ensuring that all people at KeHE have an experience that enriches their Whole Person Journey at work, at home, and in their community.

Educational Initiatives

We’re dedicated to raising awareness and reducing bias at KeHE, starting with Conscious Inclusion education sessions with trained facilitators.

Company Belonging Calendar

Our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging calendar highlights webinars and events that foster greater awareness, understanding and acceptance.

Local Belonging Task Force

Our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging task force teams drive local opportunities to celebrate diversity and support our Whole Person Journey.

“As a woman in the industry, I look forward to meeting other women, learning new things, and getting valuable advice and guidance during our monthly webinars.”

Emma N.,

Women Empowered, Group Member

We invite, welcome, and encourage the contributions of all to keep us moving forward.

Community Partnerships

KeHE is a force for good, and we partner with organizations who share in this pursuit. The following partners not only give back to those in need, but also serve as a bridge for future employment at KeHE because we believe that great talent comes from everywhere.

Click below to learn more about these partnerships:

Aspire Chicago

Mission: To help support the success of children and adults with developmental disabilities, strengthen their families, and build embracing communities.

How we help: 170+ KeHE employees have participated in volunteer events and gatherings—from carving pumpkins to playing games—all designed to form relationships and learn from each other.


Mission: Focuses on mobilizing leading businesses to connect refugees to work through hiring, training, and mentorship – because we know that securing a job is a critical milestone for a refugee building a new life.

How we help: KeHE is exploring opportunities to help refugees enter the labor market, including through employment or job preparation.


Mission: To empower veterans and military spouses through meaningful career opportunities.

How we help: We’re committed to employing veterans and bringing their unique life experiences to our team. To date, we’ve hired [X,XXX] veterans and counting through dedicated hiring initiatives.

Salt & Light Coalition

Mission: Salt and Light Coalition is a trauma-informed workforce development program empowering survivors to thrive.

How we help: We’re passionate about educating our drivers on the signs of human trafficking – and leveraging Salt & Light Coalition’s trauma-informed workforce development program to help make a difference.

Chicago Fire

Mission: To support underprivileged youth through enhancing the academic performance and development of key social and emotional skills of youth through a sports-based curriculum.

How we help: Our Fill the KeHE Truck campaign benefits the Chicago Fire Foundation’s P.L.A.Y.S. (Participate, Learn, Achieve, Youth Soccer) Program – and asks fans to donate $25 for each youth soccer ball given to the P.L.A.Y.S. participants.

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Moving Forward Responsibly

Just as we value and take care of each other, we value and take care of our planet. Take a look at the ways we’re driving positive change and doing our part to create a sustainable future for all:


On track for 20% reduction in emission by 2030


On track for 50% reduction in food waste and 90% landfill diversion by 2030


Pursuing options for 100% renewable energy usage

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