C&S Wholesale Grocers Announces 2016 Hunger Action Month Contributions

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C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. announces grants to 12 food banks in or near communities where the company has a presence. The grants are focused on child hunger, primarily through the BackPack Program.

C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. announces grants to 12 food banks in or near communities where the company has a presence. The grants are focused 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. More than 19,000 children at 145 elementary schools or other sites will be provided with food through the grants.

Donations were made in 10 states:

Alabama

  • Montgomery Area Food Bank, Montgomery

Grant to pilot a School Pantry Program
Schools involved: 3        
Children to be reached: 225

California

  • Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, Sacramento

Funding for School Pantry and Children’s Farmers Markets during 2 academic years
Schools involved: 5        
Children to be reached: 750

Connecticut

  • Foodshare, Bloomfield

Grant for the BackPack Program and School Pantry Program during 2 academic years
Schools involved: 11        
Children to be reached: 1,800

Florida

  • Feeding Northeast Florida, Jacksonville

Support for the SnackPack Program in Duval County during 2 academic years
Schools involved: 2        
Children to be reached: 787

  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, Orlando

Grant for the Holiday BackPack Program
Schools involved: 7        
Children to be reached: 600

  • Feeding South Florida, Miami

Grant for the School Pantry Program
Schools involved: 1        
Children to be reached: 310

Hawaii

  • Hawaii Foodbank, Honolulu

Support for the Food for Keiki (kids) Program
Schools involved: 1        
Children to be reached: 400

Indiana

  • Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Indianapolis

Funding for the BackSacks program
Schools involved: 81        
Children to be reached: 4,100

Louisiana

  • Second Harvest Food Bank of New Orleans, New Orleans

Grant for the BackPack Program in Hammond during 2 academic years
Schools involved: 2        
Children to be reached: 71

Maryland

  • Maryland Food Bank, Baltimore

Grant to help feed children in Cecil County through School and Mobile Pantries during 2 academic years
Schools involved: 2        
Children to be reached: 400

Massachusetts

  • Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, N. Hatfield

Support toward feeding children through a mobile pantry
Schools involved: 17        
Children to be reached: 8,000

New Hampshire

  • New Hampshire Food Bank, Manchester

Support to supply milk to children in the Monadnock Region
Food pantries involved: 13        
Children to be reached: 600

Additional Contributions

During Hunger Action Month in September, the C&S Family of Companies employees donated more than 26,200 pounds of food from an annual Food for Kids drive. C&S is matching each pound collected from its employees, with a $1 contribution to Feeding America for child hunger initiatives. Since 2003, food donations by employees have totaled over 136 tons.

In time for holiday meals, the company is donating 8,120 turkeys to 25 Feeding America member food banks across the U.S. The turkeys will provide an estimated 200,000 meals for people in need.

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 6,500 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: http://community.cswg.com.

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