• The Jimmy Fund/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston, Mass.): $170,000 for pediatric cancer research.
• The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp (Ashford, Conn.): $100,000 for camperships for children with cancer.
• Feeding America (Chicago, Ill.): $350,000 for the national BackPack Program which discreetly provides nutritious, child-friendly food for kids to eat when other resources are not available, such as weekends and during school vacations.
• Share Our Strength (Washington, D.C.): $320,000 for the 2010 Conference of Leaders to train childhood hunger activists, Hunger in America’s Classrooms - Teachers’ Report and Innovation Fund awards.
Rick Cohen, C&S Chairman and CEO, expressed his thanks at a dinner presentation by saying “We’re so grateful for the commitment our business partners and our employees have made on behalf of children, families and communities. Our silver anniversary event has been a great success.”
Considered one of the largest charity golf tournaments in northern New England with approximately 900 golfers, the event took place on August 3 and 4 at several premier golf courses in Vermont and Massachusetts. After playing 18 holes, colleagues from the supermarket and food industry gathered for dinner and heard moving presentations from representatives of the nonprofit organizations benefitting from the Outing.
About C&S Charities Inc.
Established in 2010, C&S Charities, Inc. is a New Hampshire not-for-profit corporation supporting C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.’s charitable efforts and is the host of the annual “Tee Up for Kids” charity golf tournament. C&S Charities, Inc. is an IRC § 501(c)(3) charitable organization. More information about the charity can be found at www.cscharities.org.
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About C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc.
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 more than 5,000 locations from its distribution centers in Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Alabama, California and Hawaii.
C&S supports initiatives to stop hunger and to promote the health and enrichment of communities that are home to the company's employees and facilities. Among honors received, the company was named the 2010 Cornerstone Award recipient by the New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility. Information about the C&S community involvement initiatives is available at www.community.cswg.com.