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C&S Wholesale Grocers Makes A Difference: A Decade of Taking Action

For the tenth year, employees at C&S Wholesale Grocers facilities joined millions of volunteers around the country to participate in Make A Difference Day, a nationwide day of service.

 
PRLog - Nov. 6, 2012 - KEENE, N.H. -- For the tenth year, employees at C&S Wholesale Grocers facilities joined millions of volunteers around the country to participate in Make A Difference Day, a nationwide day of service sponsored by USA Weekend with HandsOnNetwork, a division of the Points of Light Institute.

Working closely with local nonprofit organizations, C&S organized 21 community service projects, ranging from painting and landscaping to packing backpacks for kids at Food Banks. At the Company’s headquarter offices, 32 employees and family members volunteered during the morning to build shelves, clean the food storage area, and rake gardens at the Phoenix House in Dublin, NH, an agency of the New Hampshire Food Bank agency. “This was a special anniversary year for C&S and our employees,” said Gina Goff, Senior  Director of Community Involvement.  “Most of our volunteer projects helped groups that focus on hunger, an issue that is especially important to us.”

C&S covers the costs of all materials needed for the Make A Difference Day projects, which included:

State   C&S Location   Organization            Project
MD   Aberdeen   Welcome One Emergency Shelter   Painting & landscaping
PA   Bethlehem   2nd Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley   Packing food boxes
AL   Birmingham   Central Alabama Food Bank      Assembling for the BackPack Program
PA   Dubois      Dubois Senior & Community Center   Outside winter prep/lawn care
NY   Gtr Buffalo   Ronald McDonald House      Cooking dinner for families
CA   Fresno      Community Food Bank of Fresno   Painting
MA   Hatfield      Food Bank of Western MA      Sorting food   
         Ronald McDonald House      Assisting w/food drive
HI   Hawaii      Hawaii Food Bank         Packing food
IN   Indianapolis   Gleaners Food Bank         Restocking and organizing the food pantry
NH   Keene      Phoenix House            Transforming food storage area, garden
SC   Mauldin      Harvest Hope Food Bank      Painting, cleaning, decorating food drive barrels
NY   Newburg   Food Bank of the Hudson Valley      Landscaping, cleaning, food distribution
MD   NorthEast   Settlement House         Painting & organizing food storage area
CA   Stockton   Stockton Emergency Food Bank      Painting warehouse, packing food      
CT   Suffield      Enfield Food Shelf         Painting, reorganizing, cleaning
MA   Westfield   Baystate Hospital         Rays of Hope Walk
CT   Windsor Locks   Foodshare            Sorting and packing food

Employees in the C&S family of companies also participated:
NH    ES3 Keene   Phoenix House   Transforming food storage, garden
PA    ES3 York   Central PA Food Bank   Organizing 2 truckloads of donated food
MA   Symbotic    Lowell Food Bank   Stocking/sorting, filling donation bags

Projects deferred to early in 2013 will include:
VT   Brattleboro   VT Food Bank   Various      
MD   Upper Marlboro   Capital Area Food Bank   Assembling Weekender bags
CA   Sacramento       Food Link   Assembling winter BackPacks for kids

About C&S Wholesale Grocers
C&S Wholesale Grocers of Keene, NH, is the largest food wholesaler and according to Forbes magazine, the 9th largest privately held company in the United States. The company distributes food to supermarkets, retail stores and military bases across the country. Currently, C&S serves about 3,900 stores from more than 50 locations in 12 states. Among our customers are many of America's best known companies, including Stop & Shop, Giant of Carlisle, Giant of Landover, Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. (A&P), Ralphs, Safeway and Target.

C&S community involvement programs support initiatives to fight 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.

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