Foodservice Equipment Reports

In Memoriam: Jacques Bloch

Jacques Bloch, a founder of one of the Association for Healthcare Foodservice’s legacy organizations and a strong advocate for healthcare foodservice, has died.

Two years ago, AHF created its lifetime achievement award recognizing members exemplifying the leadership and spirit of Bloch and Angelo Gagliano, the founders of the American Society for Healthcare Food Service Administrators (ASHFSA) and the National Society for Healthcare Foodservice Management (HFM). The two groups consolidated into AHF in 2009.

Bloch spent 37 years as director of the nutrition department at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, N.Y. In 1982 he was awarded IFMA’s Gold Plate Award. Bloch, a POW during World War II, requested donations in his memory go to the American Ex-Prisoners of War Association.