Imagine asking your smallest server to go downstairs and grab a case of 1000 foam plates - it only weighs about 7 pounds! You can store them on a high shelf. Another benefit is multiple compartments - who wants gravy migrating into your salad anyway! We have hundreds of sizes and colors of foam plates, bowls and platters to choose from - take the time to make the right choice and then add the item to your shopping list for future reference!