C&S Wholesale Grocers Announces 2016 Volunteer Month Projects and Volunteer of the Year

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April Volunteer Month Initiatives and Honor

During the month of April, when people across the nation made a difference through community service, employees at C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. and its family of companies volunteered at 35 projects from coast to coast. Projects included:

Served meals at the Salvation Army in Montgomery, AL
Sorted and packed food for families in need at the Montgomery Food Bank in Montgomery, AL
Coordinated games and served a meal for children at the Family Sunshine Center in Montgomery, AL

Prepared and served a meal at a homeless shelter in Fresno, CA                             
Cleanup day with the Parks and Recreation Department in Sacramento, CA
Sorted food, cleaned, and built shelving at the Emergency Food Bank of Greater Stockton in Stockton, CA

Spruced up a neighborhood in Enfield, CT
Landscaped and organized the library at an elementary school in Hartford, CT

Sorted and inspected food at Feeding South Florida in Miami, FL
Served food at the Francis Soup Kitchen in Jacksonville, FL
Planted a vegetable garden at a Head Start School in Plant City, FL
Painted and landscaped at a community playground in Dover, FL
Cleaned warehouse space, and stocked and organized food donations at the Community Food and Outreach Center in Orlando, FL

Painted, landscaped, planted an organic garden, renovated a room, and prepared and served a meal

Participated in an event to benefit Christel House Academy in Indianapolis, IN

Packed food boxes for distribution to food pantries at Our Daily Bread Food Bank in Hammond, LA

Planted flowers and power washed at a school in Havre De Grace, MD    

Cleaned up at Look Park in Florence, MA
Spruced up a ball field and picnic area at Mill River Park in Amherst, MA                            
Adopt-a-Highway cleanup in Hatfield, MA
Cleaned grounds at South Hampton Road Elementary School in Westfield, MA
Sorted food at the Merrimack Valley Food Bank in Lowell, MA

New Jersey
Painted and landscaped at Lakeview School in Edison, NJ

New Hampshire
Painted at Hundred Nights homeless shelter in Keene, NH

New York    
Painted and cleaned at a Humane Society in Middletown, NY    
Various projects at Food Bank of the Hudson Valley in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY    

Sorted clothing for a nonprofit in Dallastown, PA
Packed food boxes for distribution to seniors in need at Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley in Nazareth, PA
Cleanup with the Downtown Revitalization Group in DuBois, PA
Assisted in the thrift shop at Opportunity House in Reading, PA
Spruced up at Leg Up Therapeutic Riding Center in Mount Wolf, PA
Read to children and gave away books at elementary schools in Bethlehem, PA

South Carolina
Landscaped at The Salvation Army in Greenville, SC
Served food and landscaped at One80 Place homeless shelter in Charleston, SC

Cleanup at Buffalo Bayou Park in Houston, TX

Repaired the roof at the Green Mount Girl Scouts Camp in Dummerston, VT

Additionally, C&S is pleased to honor Matt Dean as the company’s 2016 Volunteer of the Year. Matt has worked at C&S since 2008 and is part of the company’s Finance group at C&S corporate headquarters in Keene, NH. He is a Senior Analyst on the Tax team.

Over the span of 12 months, Matt Dean volunteered 1,000 hours for the Hillsboro (NH) Youth Athletic Association, a nonprofit organization that organizes sports programs for youth. He coaches kids year-round, ages 5 to 15, in three sports: soccer, softball, and basketball. Matt also serves on the organization’s Board of Directors.

C&S has honored one person as Volunteer of the Year since 2005.

About C&S Wholesale Grocers
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 approximately 6,500 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases, and institutions with over 170,000 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, visit http://community.cswg.com.

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