C&S Wholesale Grocers Announces 2015 Hunger Action Month Contributions

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During Hunger Action Month in September, C&S Wholesale Grocers announced grants to food banks and other initiatives to address domestic hunger.

During Hunger Action Month in September, C&S Wholesale Grocers announced grants to food banks and other initiatives to address domestic hunger.

Contributions to Food Banks

C&S made grants to 14 food banks in or near communities where the company has a presence. The focus of the contributions was on child hunger, primarily through the BackPack Program. The program alleviates weekend hunger among food-insecure children by quietly filling back packs with nutritious food on Fridays. Children at elementary schools in 10 states will be reached through the grants.

Donations were made to:

  •     Feeding America Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL

Support for the BackPack Program in Plant City
Anticipated number of schools or sites reached: 21

  •     Vermont Food Bank, Brattleboro, VT

Funding for the BackPack Program and School Food Pantry To-Go Program in Brattleboro
Anticipated number of schools or sites reached: 5

  •     Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Harrisburg, PA

Support toward the BackPack and Fresh Express Programs in York County
Anticipated number of schools or sites reached: 2

  •     Food Bank of San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties, Manteca, CA

Grant to sustain and grow the Food 4 Thought Afterschool Program in Stockton
Anticipated number of schools or sites reached: 12

  •     New Hampshire Food Bank, Manchester, NH

Support for family food boxes and equipment for agencies in the Monadnock Region
Anticipated number of schools or sites reached: 10

  •     Greater Berks Food Bank, Reading, PA

Funding for the Weekender BackPack Program in Berks County
Anticipated number of schools or sites reached: 18

  •     Community Food Bank of New Jersey, Hillside, NJ

Grant for the BackPack Program in New Brunswick
Anticipated number of schools or sites reached: 1

  •     Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, Latham, NY

    Support to expand the BackPack Program in Newburgh and Chester
    Anticipated number of schools or sites reached: 12

  •     Harvest Hope, Greenville, SC

Grant to expand the BackPack Program in Greenville County
Anticipated number of schools or sites reached: 2

  •     Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania, East Allen Township, PA

Grant for the BackPack Buddies Program in Bethlehem
Anticipated number of schools or sites reached: 2

  •     Food Bank of East Central Indiana, Muncie, IN

Grant to expand child hunger initiatives in Delaware County and nearby communities
Anticipated number of schools or sites reached: 7

  •     Lowcountry Food Bank, Charleston, SC

Grant for the BackPack Buddies Program in Charleston County
Anticipated number of schools or sites reached: 10

  •     Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania, Erie, PA

Grant for the Produce Express Program in DuBois
Anticipated number of schools or sites reached: 1

  •     Houston Food Bank, Houston, TX

Grant for the BackPack Buddies Program
Anticipated number of schools or sites reached: 500+

Additional grants were awarded to:

  •     generationOn, Atlanta, GA

Support for Make Your Mark on Hunger, a national youth volunteerism project

  •     Congressional Hunger Center, Washington, DC

Funding for the training and work of the 2015-16 class of Emerson Hunger Fellows around child hunger in the United States.

Food

During the month of September, associates of the C&S Family of Companies are participating in an annual food drive. Non-perishable items such as peanut butter, soup, and tuna are being donated by employees and given to the closest food bank. C&S is matching each pound collected with a $1 contribution to Feeding America for child hunger initiatives. Since 2003, food donations by employees have totaled over 98 tons.

Feeding America recently recognized C&S Wholesale Grocers as a Leadership Partner in recognition of its contributions of food and funds and the commitment to fight against hunger.

About C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.

C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., based in Keene, NH, is the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation. Founded in 1918 as a supplier to independent grocery stores, C&S now services customers of all sizes, supplying more than 6,000 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases, and institutions with over 150,000 different products.

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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