“Making a difference for families and children who are living in poverty, or who find themselves now on the edges of poverty, is something that C&S Wholesale Grocers feels compelled to do. Our company and employees take seriously being a catalyst for change, especially regarding the issue of childhood hunger,” noted Gina Goff, Director of Community Involvement at C&S.
The C&S investment in Feeding America focuses on the BackPack Program, a program that fills the food gap on weekends and vacations for children whose families do not have enough food. Feeding America’s goal is to double the number of children served from coast-to-coast, in cities, suburbs and rural communities during the next five years. Support is for general program operations and expanding public awareness through a campaign on National Public Radio. The goal of the campaign is to inspire millions of educated, affluent and influential listeners around the country to learn more and to take action on behalf of kids. A special BackPack webpage has been launched at http://www.feedingamerica.org/
For Share Our Strength, C&S support includes:
• Sponsoring the organization’
• Underwriting for Hunger in America’s Classrooms: Teachers Report
• Establishing an Innovation Fund to engage the nation in the fight against childhood hunger by discovering and supporting organizations that are creatively and effectively eliminating the barriers that lead to hunger.
C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. is a privately owned company with annual sales of $19 billion. The company is the 12th largest privately held company in the nation, as ranked by Forbes magazine. Founded in 1918, C&S provides distribution services to grocery chains and independent stores, delivering to approximately 4,600 locations from its distribution centers in Alabama, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Vermont.
C&S community involvement programs support initiatives to stop hunger and to promote the health and enrichment of communities that are homes to the company's employees and facilities. To learn more: http://community.cswg.com.