Many tractor trailer truckloads of food, water and supplies directly help those in need
Keene, NH - September 7, 2005 - C&S Wholesale Grocers has taken a leadership role in quickly supplying bottled water, food, and critical items to aid Hurricane Katrina victims. The company announced today that it has donated 400,000 pounds of food and has provided an additional 600,000 pounds of products to the
C&S has been working since last week to contact approximately 100 employees in the area affected by hurricane. The companys grocery and perishable foods distribution center in
Hurricane Katrina may be the worst natural disaster in the
Additional initiatives by C&S:
Participated in several food convoys to the
Donated food and supplies for the
Partnered with Oprah Winfrey,
Donated wooden pallets for use by the Army National Guard to stage food and supplies at
Set up a system to collect employees contributions through payroll deduction starting next week for the American Red Cross or to the companys internal charitable organization, Friends at C&S, which helps Associates during catastrophic times.
C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. is a privately owned company with annual sales of over $16 billion. The company is the 8th largest privately held company in the nation, as ranked by Forbes magazine. Founded in 1918, C&S provides distribution services to grocery chains and independent stores, delivering to more than 4,000 locations from its distribution centers in Alabama, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Vermont.
C&S community involvement programs support initiatives to stop hunger and to promote the health and enrichment of communities that are homes to the company's employees and facilities.