Good Source Solutions, a national specialty foodservice distributor based in Carlsbad, Calif., acquired Pon Food Corp., Ponchatoula, La. The combined companies strengthen Good Source's national distribution platform, offering exceptional value and product selection for existing and new customers. Good Source is a portfolio company of Evergreen Pacific Partners, Seattle, Wash.

This acquisition gives Good Source additional scale in the education, corrections and foodservice sectors and a stronger distribution network in the Southeast region of the United States. Pon Food now has access to a wider selection of products, such as Tools for Schools branded items, designed to meet or exceed child nutrition program requirements. Together, Good Source Solutions and Pon Food will immediately begin expanding product assortment and optimizing logistics to better serve customers.

"We are excited to add Pon Food to our distribution network,” says Rich Friedlen, president and CEO of Good Source Solutions. “Tony and his team have demonstrated their ability to provide exceptional service to their customers, and we look forward to growing together in this region."

"Our family is thrilled to be a part of this new and exciting venture with Good Source,” adds Tony Berner, Jr., president of Pon Food. “We have always strived to be the very best in our field.  This union with Good Source will allow us to strengthen our position in the marketplace. We are all very excited by the opportunity to work closely with Good Source in order to continue to grow the relationships we have established over our many years in business."

Berner, Jr. will remain the president of Pon Food Corp.