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C&S Wholesale Grocers Makes a Difference: A Decade of Taking Action

Keene, NH (November 5, 2012) For the tenth year, employees at C&S Wholesale Grocers facilities joined millions of volunteers around the country to participate in Make A Difference Day, a nationwide day of service sponsored by USA Weekend with HandsOnNetwork, a division of the Points of Light Institute.


Working closely with local nonprofit organizations, C&S organized 21 community service projects, ranging from painting and landscaping to packing backpacks for kids at Food Banks. At the Company’s headquarter offices, 32 employees and family members volunteered during the morning to build shelves, clean the food storage area, and rake gardens at the Phoenix House in Dublin, NH, an agency of the New Hampshire Food Bank agency. “This was a special anniversary year for C&S and our employees,” said Gina Goff, Senior  Director of Community Involvement.  “Most of our volunteer projects helped groups that focus on hunger, an issue that is especially important to us.”


C&S covers the costs of all materials needed for the Make A Difference Day projects, which included:


C&S Location Organization Project
Aberdeen, MD Welcome One Emergency Shelter Painting & landscaping
Bethlehem, PA 2nd Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley Packing food boxes
Birmingham, AL Central Alabama Food Bank Assembling for the BackPack Program
Dubois, PA Dubois Senior & Community Center Outside winter prep/lawn care
Gtr Buffalo, NY Ronald McDonald House Cooking dinner for families
Fresno, CA Community Food Bank of Fresno Painting
Hatfield, MA Food Bank of Western MA Sorting food
Hatfield, MA Ronald McDonald House Assisting w/food drive
Hawaii Hawaii Food Bank Packing food
Indianapolis, IN Gleaners Food Bank Restocking and organizing the food pantry
Keene, NH Phoenix House Transforming food storage area, garden
Mauldin, SC Harvest Hope Food Bank Painting, cleaning, decorating food drive barrels
Newburg, NY Food Bank of the Hudson Valley Landscaping, cleaning, food distribution
NorthEast, MD Settlement House Painting & organizing food storage area
Stockton, CA Stockton Emergency Food Bank Painting warehouse, packing food
Suffield, CT Enfield Food Shelf Painting, reorganizing, cleaning
Westfield, MA Baystate Hospital Rays of Hope Walk
Windsor Locks, CT Foodshare Sorting and packing food
Employees in the C&S family of companies also participated:
ES3 Keene, NH Phoenix House Transforming food storage, garden
ES3 York, PA Central PA Food Bank Organizing 4 truckloads of donated food
Symbotic, Wilmington,MA Lowell Food Bank Stocking/sorting, filling donation bags
Projects deferred to early in 2013 will include:
Brattleboro, VT VT Food Bank Various
Upper Marlboro, MD Capital Area Food Bank Assembling Weekender bags
Sacramento, CA Food Bank Assembling winter BackPacks for kids