Sept. 6, 2011
-- C&S Wholesale Grocers surpassed the million dollar mark in its annual United Way campaign, raising $1,178,959 through employee pledges and a dollar-for-dollar corporate match. The funds raised will benefit 105 United Way chapters throughout the country.
C&S’ commitment to the United Way has grown to include the Company’s subsidiaries:
ES3, Grand Union, Southern Family Markets and CasePick Systems. “These results are a testament to the generosity of our employees and their willingness to give back to their communities,”
said Rick Cohen, C&S CEO. ”I’m proud that C&S continues to be among the United Way’s Global Corporate Leaders.”
United Way is a worldwide network that advances the common good by focusing on the key building blocks of education, income and health. “United Way could not make the impact that it does in communities without important, long-time supporters like C&S Wholesale Grocers,” said Brian Gallagher, president and CEO of United Way Worldwide. “Once again, C&S Wholesale Grocers and its employees demonstrated their commitment to community by increasing their campaign by a remarkable 27% their leadership is improving lives and strengthening communities throughout the country.”
About C&S Wholesale Grocers
C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. is a privately owned company with annual sales of $19 billion. The company is the 10th largest privately held company in the nation, as ranked by Forbes magazine. Founded in 1918, C&S provides distribution services to grocery chains, independent stores and military bases, delivering to approximately 4,600 locations from its distribution centers in Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Alabama, California and Hawaii.
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
About United Way
United Way is a worldwide network in 40 countries and territories, including more than 1,200 local organizations in the U.S. It advances the common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all by focusing on the three key building blocks of education, income and health. United Way recruits people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. LIVE UNITED® is a call to action for everyone to become a part of the change. For more information about United Way, please visit: LIVEUNITED.org