C&S Wholesale Grocers donates to anti-hunger programs

12/16/2009 05:30:21 PM

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C&S Wholesale Grocers, Keene, N.H., has continued the company’s policy of giving back by making donations to Feeding America, Chicago, Ill., and Share Our Strength, Washington, D.C.

 “We’ve had a robust corporate community involvement program for a number of years,” said Gina Goff, director of corporate giving for C&S. “These investments are unique, but they are not new; we’ve been giving back to our communities for a long time.”

The company did not disclose the amount of the donations.

The donations come as support for the programs is particularly needed.

“At a time when many American families are facing hunger for the first time and nearly one in four children in the U.S. struggles with hunger, the support that C&S provides is more critical than ever before,” said Bill Shore, founder and executive director of Share Our Strength.

The fourth generation of the founding Cohen family owns and operates 97 year old C&S Wholesale Grocers. It serves more than 4,500 retailers from distribution centers across the nation.

The donation to Feeding America is earmarked for the organization’s BackPack program, which is designed to meet the needs of children when other resources are unavailable, such as when schools are not in session, Goff said. The company’s contribution to Share Our Strength will help support several of the organization’s ventures, including an annual leadership conference and a study of how hunger affects education, she said.



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