C&S Wholesale Grocers, its employees, and affiliate companies participated in September’s Hunger Action Month by making grants to 13 Feeding America member food banks. According to a news release, the contributions focused on projects which specifically address child hunger. Through donations, food will reach an estimated 36,000 children.

Donations were made to:

  • Capital Area Food Bank, Washington, D.C.;
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, Orlando, Fla.;
  • Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Indianapolis;
  • Feeding South Florida, Pembroke Park, Fla.;
  • Hawaii Food Bank, Honolulu;
  • Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, North Hatfield, Mass.;
  • Food Bank of Greater New Orleans;
  • New Hampshire Food Bank, Manchester, N.H.;
  • Foodshare, Bloomfield, Conn.;
  • Feeding Northeast Florida, Jacksonville, Fla.;
  • Maryland Food Bank, Baltimore;
  • Montgomery Area Food Bank, Montgomery, Ala.; and
  • Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano, Concord, Calif.

Based in Keene, N.H., C&S Wholesale Grocers donates food to food banks throughout the year. During Hunger Action Month, the company made donations to the New Hampshire and Vermont Food Banks and to Foodshare in Connecticut for their annual Convoy of Caring event.

“It’s unacceptable that 1 in 5 children in the U.S. are struggling with not having enough food, or enough nutritious food,” Rick Cohen, chairman and CEO of C&S, said in a news release. “Through our grant making and employee involvement we can be part of the solution and help families experiencing hardship.”

In addition, C&S employees participated in the company’s “Food for Kids” drive. Employees donate non-perishable food items to their closest food bank, as C&S matched each pound collected with a $1 contribution to Feeding America for child hunger initiatives.