Food fundraising firm to lay off 40 from Indianapolis operations

A company that provides food-based fundraising programs for schools and other organizations expects to lay off about 40 employees from its Indianapolis operations, according to a filing with state officials.

Market Day LLC, based in Itasca, Illinois, is going through a reorganization of its sales structure and operations and expects to carry out the layoffs in March.

Operations at Market Day’s local site at 2801 Fortune Circle East on the southwest side will continue, according to the Jan. 7 filing with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. It did not specify how many employees would remain.

A Market Day representative listed on the filing did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The firm also is laying off 24 employees at its operations in the Baltimore suburb of Jessup, according to a story posted Monday by the Baltimore Business Journal.  

Market Day provides food and nonperishables for fundraising programs. Its grocery program includes quick-cook entrees and sides, lunch-box items, and high-quality meats. It also offers pizzas, cookie dough and non-edible products such as magazines, jewelry and gift wrap.

Market Day was acquired in March 2013 by Gordon Food Service, a food service distributor based in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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