C&S Community Grocers

Our Core Initiatives

Core Values

Eliminating Hunger

The bread slice serves as a universal symbol for food. Our strategic national nonprofit partners in alleviating hunger are: Feeding America, Share Our Strength/No Kid Hungry, Congressional Hunger Center and FoodCorps. Local nonprofit partners: food banks in the Feeding America network.

Core Values

Strengthening Communities

The heart reflects the humanity of our associates and the belief that children and families are the heart of communities. Our national nonprofit partners to strengthen children and communities are: The United Way and First Book. Local nonprofit partners: many, of all types and sizes, supported by the C&S Mini Grant program.

Core Values

Protecting Our Environment

The apple symbolizes the beauty of our planet and our commitment to the environment. Our national environmental nonprofit partners are: The Conservation Fund (Go Zero carbon sequestration program) and the Student Conservation Association.

Core Values

Encouraging Volunteerism

The hand represents C&S associates’ willingness to roll up their sleeves as volunteers in their communities. Our initiatives include: National Volunteer Week, Dollars for Doers and our Team Up & Make Strides program. Our national nonprofit partners to propel volunteerism are: Points of Light and generationOn.

Purpose & Values

Click here to read our company's Purpose & Values statements.


Giving Back

At C&S we strive to participate in our communities as an engaged, values-driven corporate citizen. Our community involvement is led by our principles, driven by purpose, and oriented towards outcomes. We are an engaged corporate citizen supporting causes that positively impact our communities.

To view a (partial) list of organizations we support, please see the C&S Community Involvement Report, published annually since 2004, or click through the photos below to see some examples from 2018.

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2019 C&S Charity Golf Outing Donates More Than $1.5M August 12, 2019 Read More

C&S Wholesale Grocers Goes Green June 26, 2019 Read More

C&S Wholesale Grocers Announces 2019 Volunteer of the Year and Volunteer Month Projects May 2, 2019 Read More

C&S Wholesale Grocers Recognized by the American Red Cross March 5, 2019 Read More

C&S Wholesale Grocers Announces Results of 5-Hour Service Marathon to End Hunger February 6, 2019 Read More

Holiday Good Works At The C&S Family of Companies -Employees Give Generously December 18, 2018 Read More

See us in action:

Community Involvement Report

Community Involvement Report

As a way to inspire, inform and engage our employees, our customers and vendors, and leaders in the communities where we operate, C&S produces an annual Community Involvement Report. 

Click the cover to view the most recent edition and previous years. 

Did You Know?

Improving lives and advancing the common good

United Way supports 37,300 community-based organizations and provides assistance to an additional 77,000 agencies

Inspired by new books

87% of teachers see an increased interest in reading among kids after distributing books from First Book
Learn how C&S is investing in kids and the common good.
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