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A CLOSER LOOK 2015 COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT REPORT THE CLOSER WE LOOK THE MORE WE SEE A Closer Look is the theme of the 12th annual CS Community Involvement Report. This theme was chosen carefully and offers the opportunity to examine what our company and our associates are doing to make a difference. Within these pages are examples of doing the right thing and meeting challenges. Some of what youll read shows how we take action locally to help people and causes in ways that are personal with associates rolling up their sleeves as volunteers. There are also examples of how we donate to grassroots groups doing work every day to make our communities better and stronger. Other sections in this report highlight how and why the company supports national nonprofit organizations that tackle important social issues affecting us all. Either way taking a closer look at something will often change how we see it. We hope that this report gives a perspective of CS as a corporate citizen and how we demonstrate our values. TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction 2 About CS 4 Eliminating Hunger 6 Encouraging Volunteerism 12 Caring for our Communities and Children 14 Protecting our Environment 18 Disaster Response 20 Mini Grants 22 Partial List of Grantees 25 THE TIME IS ALWAYS RIGHT TO DO WHATS RIGHT. Martin Luther King Jr. ELIMINATING HUNGER Putting food on Americas tables isnt just our business. Its also the cornerstone of our community involvement and has been for years. CS maintains strong partnerships with leading hunger organizations whose missions connect neighbors in need with food. The company is supporting food banks community kitchens school-based nutrition initiatives and other innovative programs that improve lives by reducing hunger. Making a difference in todays world requires more than passion and commitment it also requires focus. In order to maximize social value CS focuses on four core areas. AT OUR CORE PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT CS has an ongoing commitment to internal and external programs that promote a healthier environment. We continue to invest significant resources in technology to reduce energy use sustainable business strategies land conservation and programs to offset our carbon emissions. STRENGTHENING COMMUNITIES AND CHILDREN To change the world sometimes you need to start close to home. At CS we believe in acting locally to make a positive difference in communities where we live and work. This also means focusing on the needs of children. Each year CS provides significant support to groups that promote strong communities childrens health and literacy. VOLUNTEERING Amazing things happen when people volunteer. Communities are revitalized playgrounds get built children are inspired to learn and people find hope and meaning. At CS we are proud of our many employees who serve as volunteers in their communities and we support them with programs that reward recognize and assist them in their efforts. 3 4 CS A FAMILY SERVING FAMILIES Its been almost 100 years since my grandfather and a partner started a grocery supply business in Worcester Massachusetts. I think my grandfather would be pleased but not surprised to see how his small company has grown over the years. Thats because CS Wholesale Grocers our family of companies and the people who work here adhere to his values of working hard seeking opportunities and welcoming innovation. During 2015 CS experienced some growth-related highs and lows. In the plus column we purchased FreshKO Produce Services Inc. of Fresno CA. As their name suggests FreshKO specializes in supplying fresh produce to 650 stores in central and northern California. The addition of FreshKO and its 142 employees is directly aligned with our companys commitment to expanding our fresh and organic produce business and our continued emphasis on servicing independent retailers. I look forward to welcoming the FreshKO employees to the CS family. In the negative column CS lost a large long-time customer AP the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company. In 2015 this iconic supermarket chain declared bankruptcy after 156 years. In todays rapidly changing world and sometimes uncertain economy its not easy to stay ahead of the challenges in the food and logistics business. However CS and our family of companies thrive on change and challenges. Im grateful for that and for the hard work and dedication of the men and women who work here. As in years past CS continues to make a difference for people and causes that need a helping hand. We support a wide range of nonprofit organizations charities and community groups through grants donations and volunteerism. Hunger childhood cancer literacy disaster relief homeless veterans these are just some of the many issues were committed to. On behalf of the CS family of companies I hope you enjoy this 12th annual edition of our Community Involvement Report and take a closer look at how we give back. RICK COHEN Chairman and CEO CS Wholesale Grocers Inc. 5 ABOUT CS CS Wholesale Grocers Inc. is the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation. Founded in 1918 as a supplier to independent grocery stores CS now services customers of all sizes supplying approximately 6500 independent supermarkets chain stores military bases and institutions with over 170000 different products. AWARDS AND RECOGNITION IN 2015 Feeding America recognized CS as a Leadership Partner Hole in the Wall Gang Camp presented its highest honor to CS the Most Wanted Award Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities gave its Champions Award to CS United Way continued to designate CS as a Global Corporate Leader CLOSER LOOK The CS Wholesale Grocers Family of Companies Headquarters Keene NH 33 distribution centers in 15 states Headquarters Keene NH Flagship facility York PA 8 distribution centers in 8 states Headquarters Houston TX 3 distribution centers Headquarters Pearl City HI 5 distribution centers on 4 Hawaiian islands Headquarters Wilmington MA Headquarters and distribution center Fresno CA Our retail divisions Grand Union Nells Fiesta Mart 6 HUNGER WERE STILL FIGHTING Many people believe hunger isnt a serious problem or that it affects only a certain population or area of the country. In fact hunger affects one in seven Americans including more than 15 million children. The CS family of companies and our employees are committed to providing food to meet the immediate needs of families who are struggling to feed their kids and to support initiatives that hold the hope of long-term solutions. We do this by continuing to partner with and support Americas leading hunger organizations. 7 Feeding America is a nationwide network of food banks that feeds more than 46 million people through food pantries soup kitchens and shelters in communities across America and leads the nation in the fight against hunger. This year CS provided funding for a new Feeding America initiative the Rural Child Hunger Capacity Institute. While there is a lot of attention on kids in cities who are facing hunger theres been little focus on kids in small towns villages and remote areas who have a very different set of challenges. Participants in this first-of-its-kind year-long initiative took a close look at the issue and will propose a series of recommendations for food banks and other organizations serving kids in rural places. CS also continued its support for Feeding Americas BackPack Program which helps hungry children by providing them with nutritious child-friendly easy-to-prepare food to take home on weekends and school vacations when other resources are not available. NOT FORGOTTEN Children in rural areas are often isolated from resources available to urban and suburban families. With funding from CS the Rural Child Hunger Capacity Institute is working on solutions. FEEDING AMERICA NO KID HUNGRY Share Our Strengths No Kid Hungry campaign is helping to end childhood hunger by connecting kids in need to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals and teaching families how to cook healthy affordable meals. CS has been a strong supporter since 2008. This year we helped on a few fronts support for the No Kid Hungry Summit which had more than 200 attendees from across the U.S. and the Hunger in Our Schoolsreport which examines childhood hunger from the perspective of educators working with children from low-income families. OFF TO A SUCCESSFUL START A healthy breakfast doesnt just nourish the body. As one teacher notes in the Hunger in Our Schools report when children start the school day with a good breakfast the light goes on allowing them to focus function and learn. HUNGER HEROES This photo was taken on September 3 2015 National Hunger Action Day. In the weeks that followed CS employees at 39 locations collected more than 28400 pounds of food for struggling families in their communities. NATIONAL HUNGER ACTION MONTHHUNGER ACTION DAY Each year during Hunger Action Month employees at the CS family of companies generously rally around a company-wide drive to provide food for children. THE CONGRESSIONAL HUNGER CENTER Well-respected for its leadership training for young people the Center has been supported by CS since 2005 specifically in support of their U.S.-based work. Hundreds of the Center alumni are advancing the fight to end hunger through their work with food banks advocacy groups and government agencies. HUNGER IN OUR SCHOOLS 2015 9 In 2015 CS added FoodCorps to its roster of national nonprofit organizations on the front lines of hunger prevention. FoodCorps and its energetic service members approach the issue in a different way they help transform schools to make them healthier places for kids. From teaching children to plant harvest and eat fresh vegetables to offering healthy cooking classes to ensuring that locally-grown foods appear in school cafeterias FoodCorps is dedicated to providing kids with better nutritional choices. Our commitment to FoodCorps included Funding for kidsknowledge of food and nutrition through books used in 550 schools in 16 states Sponsoring a service member in Connecticut who taught 259 hands- on education lessons to 1353 kids Raising awareness about child hunger and related issues through the Victory Growers Award an essay contest for service members. FOODCORPS 27 FOOD BANKS Statewide or regional received donations of food from CS nearly every day 26 PERCENT Of what we gave was healthy fresh vegetables and fruits 13.5 MILLION Estimated number of meals donated based on USDA calculations in 2015 256 SITES Provided summer meals to children with CS support 1884 CASES Number of donated paper plates cups and bowls for kids in summer meal programs 411 TONS Of donated protein meat fish poultry peanut butter eggs beans etc. 15600 KIDS Received summer meals with CS support 10 YOU CAN HELP Everyone can do something to end hunger. For more information on ways to help visit these websites and CLOSER LOOK In 2015 CS and our family of companies made significant contributions to help end hunger in America. 11 ALABAMA Montgomery Area Food Bank CALIFORNIA Food Bank of Contra Costa Solano Second Harvest Food Bank of San Joaquin Stanislaus Counties CONNECTICUT Foodshare DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Capital Area Food Bank FLORIDA Feeding America Tampa Bay Feeding Northeast Florida Feeding South Florida Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida HAWAII Hawaii Food Bank INDIANA Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana LOUISIANA Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans MASSACHUSETTS Food Bank of Western Massachusetts MARYLAND Maryland Food Bank NEW HAMPSHIRE New Hampshire Food Bank NEW JERSEY Community Food Bank of New Jersey NEW YORK Food Bank of the Hudson Valley Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York PENNSYLVANIA Central Pennsylvania Food Bank Greater Berks Food Bank Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and NE PA Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania SOUTH CAROLINA Harvest Hope Low Country Food Bank TEXAS Houston Food Bank VERMONT Vermont Food Bank CS PROUDLY SUPPORTS THESE FOOD BANKS shown alphabetically by state WITH HELP FROM A FOOD PANTRY JULIE AND HER FAMILY WEATHER A DIFFICULT TIME Of my three kids Hailey 8 is the most sensitive to the fact that things have been tight for our family lately. Six months ago I was laid off from my job in college admissions right as my husband John went out of work on disability due to injuries from his construction job of 14 years. As our savings dwindled Hailey watched me sort through a huge binder of all our utility bills credit card and mortgage statementsmethodically calling each company to see who could work with us. She saw the relief on my face when we learned of the food pantry and she sees the gratitude I feel each month when volunteers load up our car with healthy food and fresh produce knowing that with the pantrys help her dad and I will make sure that she her brother and sister will always have enough to eat. Most of all I hope she can see that things are looking up for us John just took a new job that will be easier on his body and were getting slowly back on our feet. With our monthly relief from the food pantry our family has been able to weather this difficult period together. Julie COME OUT AND PLAY Last July more than 125 volunteers from CS teamed up with leaders from Dr Pepper Snapple Group Ahold USA and community members to build a unique playground at the Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities in Keene NH. In less than a day they constructed a state-ofthe-art universally accessible playground that included swing sets slides garden boxes an outdoor bowling alley and special tactile equipment. The project was led by KaBOOM a national nonprofit whose mission is to help encourage childrens physical activity by opening or improving community playgrounds. UPLIFTING WORK Ordinary people doing extraordinary things thats the essence of volunteering. CS employees give 100 on the job and in their communities. BUILDING STRONG COMMUNITIES ONE VOLUNTEER AT A TIME 12 GET INVOLVED Feeling inspired to roll up your sleeves and make a difference where you live Contact your local United Way hospitals schools senior centers or food banks to learn of opportunities. If you want to get your kids involved check out You can also visit which matches people with volunteer projects of all kinds. VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR DEAN DERRICO Meet Dean DErrico our 2015 CS Volunteer of the Year. Dean drives a 53-foot tractor trailer making deliveries to CS customers from the companys distribution center in Plant City Florida and hes a man whose heart is as big as his imagination. In addition to working full-time and driving over 100000 miles a year Dean founded a nonprofit group called Many Hands. Many Hands provides free or low-cost repairs for the cars and homes of low-income families senior citizens disabled individuals and survivors of domestic abuse. The organization partners with local businesses and groups to create awareness and to provide discounted repair services when a project is beyond the scope of Many Hands. CONGRATULATIONS TO DEAN AND TO ALL VOLUNTEERS OF MANY HANDS 1369 CS employees who volunteered in 2015 5261Total number of community service hours 305 Charity events where CS employees volunteered CLOSER LOOK Measuring Our Impact During National Volunteer Month CS employees prepared and served meals to 200 wounded veterans and their families at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda MD. 14 CLOSE TO OUR HEARTS... AND HOMES Communities grow stronger when people connect support each other and work together for positive change. At CS we help strengthen our communities by focusing on the needs of families and children especially in places where our employees live and work. 15 5THE JOY OF READING CS associates in Miami celebrate our donation of books to local school children. WE LIVE AND GIVE UNITED United Way provides critical funding for thousands of local nonprofits and community organizations across America touching millions of lives every day with programs that help children youth families and seniors. At CS we are proud to be a Global Corporate Leader and longtime supporter of United Way. In 2015 through our workplace campaigns and corporate matching gifts CS raised a record amount of more than 2 million dollars for United Way. Associates at two CS distribution centers were recognized by our company for their United Way campaigns. Our Bethlehem PA location earned the Champions Award and the Excellence Award for most dollars pledged and highest participation rate. Associates at our Montgomery AL location received the Spirit Award for creativity and enthusiasm. WELL READ. WELL FED. Illiteracy and hunger often go hand in hand. Thats why when it comes to children CS focuses on both. Through our partnership with First Book CS is working on feeding young bodies and minds. Since 2008 weve helped First Book provide more than 293000 brand new books to disadvantaged children. In 2015 we distributedfirst booksto young students at elementary and Head Start schools in Miami and Orlando FL. THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR BOOKS IN THE LIFE OF A CHILD. Mary Ellen Chase 16 Since 1985 our annual Tee Up for Kids golf outing has raised more than 12 million dollars to help children with cancer and their families. This year Tee Up celebrated its 30th year and raised a record-breaking 2 million dollars for six nonprofit organizations dedicated to pediatric cancer and childhood hunger issues Childrens Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Lebanon NH 500000 for the pediatric oncology unit Hole in the Wall Gang Camp Ashford CT 200000 for camperships Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund Boston MA 300000 for pediatric cancer research Feeding America Chicago IL 500000 for child hunger initiatives No Kid Hungry Washington DC 450000 for the No Kid Hungry campaign The Vermont Foodbank BarreBrattleboro VT 50000 toward local BackPack programs GIVING 100 TO KIDS WITH CANCER CS is a longtime supporter of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute one of the worlds leading care and research centers devoted to kids with cancer. TEEING UP FOR KIDS... TO THE TUNE OF 2 MILLION This year more than 12000 families will get news that will shatter their worlds. Sadly childhood cancer is still the leading cause of death by disease in children under 14. As heartbreaking as that statistic is the good news is that cancer deaths in children are slowly declining thanks to the work of dedicated doctors and researchers. Thats a trend wed like to see continue and were doing something about it. YOUR SUPPORT MEANS SO MUCH FOR FAMILIES LIKE OURS. The Hamilton Family The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 17 2.011 MILLION Donated to the United Way employee donations plus matches by the CS family of companies 1377 SCHOOLS Received books via CS and First Book and other groups 2 MILLION Contributed through the 30th annual CS Charity Golf Outing which hosted a milestone number of 1000 golfers in August 2015 GET INVOLVED Your community needs you. You can make a big difference for local families seniors and kids by donating to your communitys United Way. 6081Associates across the enterprise donated to the United Way CLOSER LOOK Some of our achievements in 2015 to make a difference in communities and for children 18 DOING OUR PART FOR THE PLANET YOU CANNOT GET THROUGH A SINGLE DAY WITHOUT HAVING AN IMPACT ON THE WORLD AROUND YOU. Jane Goodall 10369 Trees planted tosequester carbon dioxide 19 24870 Tons of cardboard recycled 4400Tons of plastic shrink wrap recycled 2747 Tons of metal recycled 125 Tons of wooden pallets recycled 56 Tons of food composted CLOSER LOOK Some of the ways CS worked to reduce our environmental footprint in fiscal year 2015 5 EASY WAYS TO CONSERVE RESOURCES 1. Drive less. 2. Shop locally. 3. Lower your thermostat in winter and raise it in summer. 4. Switch to LED or CFL light bulbs. 5. Remember your reusable shopping bags. For more ways to save money and save the planet visit We believe that the long-term success of our business requires a clean and healthy natural environment. Toward that aim we are developing innovative business practices to reduce our environmental footprint including investing in conservation recycling waste reduction and technology to improve efficiencies. Additionally we are proud to support two leading organizations helping to protect our planet THE CONSERVATION FUND Just one tree can absorb up to 48 pounds of carbon dioxide a year. Imagine how much pollution can be trapped by 10369 trees Through our support of The Conservation Funds Go Zeroprogram CS has funded the planting of thousands of trees in national wildlife refuge lands. STUDENT CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION The Veterans Fire Corps was developed five years ago by the Student Conservation Association as a way to help post-911 U.S. military veterans develop marketable skills and expertise as they transition back into civilian life. As part of its objective the Corps trains teams of vets in wildfire prevention firefighting and removal of combustible materials. Teams are then deployed in national forests parks and refuges. CS is proud to help fund this program which taps into the work ethic team spirit and energy of returning soldiers. Source RISING WATERS AND FLAMES CS REACHES OUT IN 2015 A YEAR OF EXTREME WEATHER IN MANY PARTS OF THE U.S. Texas and South Carolina were especially hard hit with hurricanes and flooding that cut off food water and power to thousands of people for days or in some cases weeks. With warehouses and employees in both states CS quickly responded sending truckloads of food and water to three food banks serving hungry families in disaster areas. The Butte Wildfire in California was one of the worst and costliest fires in the states history. It burned 73700 acres destroyed more than 585 homes and claimed three lives. We provided 12 pallets of water when the local Red Cross and food bank needed it the most. 20 CLOSE TO HOME AND ACROSS THE WORLD CS CARES HOW YOU CAN HELP Wars and natural disasters call for stepped-up responses but the ongoing problems of disease and hunger should also inspire us to help. Here are four global aid organizations worthy of your support The World Food Programme Doctors Without Borders International Red Cross Oxfam 21 100000 POUNDS Food donated to food banks in South Carolina and Texas in response to the floods Approximate 125000 PACKETS Of high energy biscuits donated through the World Food Programme 30000 MEALS Provided to refugee families through the World Food Programme CLOSER LOOK In 2015 our disaster relief helped people where we operate and around the world It was two minutes before noon on April 18 2015 when a massive earthquake shook Nepal. Instantly buildings tumbled killing thousands of people and trapping thousands more. On Mt. Everest and other peaks the quake triggered avalanches that claimed even more lives. Meanwhile as a civil war raged in Syria millions of families began fleeing the violence giving up their jobs homes and ways of life in a desperate bid for safety. FOR VILLAGES IN NEPAL CUT OFF FROM KATHMANDU BECAUSE OF DAMAGED ROADS THE WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME IS FLYING HELICOPTERS FULL OF FOOD TO ENSURE DESPERATELY NEEDED NUTRITION REACHES THE MOST VULNERABLE SURVIVORS. Richard Leach President CEO World Food Program USA In catastrophes like these one thing is always certain there will be a huge need for food and compassion. By donating to the United Nations World Food Programme CS helps provide nourishment and hope to people in the most dire need. ACROSS THE WORLD 22 DOING MAXIMUM GOOD THROUGH MINI GRANTS COASTAL CRISIS CHAPLAINCY Charleston SC After a car accident fire natural disaster or a crime Charlestons first responders rush to the scene no matter how dangerous or emotionally wrenching. In the aftermath Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy is there to offer spiritual comfort and compassion. They also provide counseling to families directly impacted by the traumatic event as well as to the families of the first responders themselves. In 2015 CS provided a grant to assist the organization in its mission. Small can be highly effective. Thats why each year CS awards hundreds of Mini Grants to nonprofits and charitable organizations in our communities. Most of these grants go to small local nonprofits that fill an important need sometimes overlooked by larger organizations. Here are just a few of the groups we were proud to support in 2015 23 CALIFORNIA RELEAF Sacramento CA California ReLeaf believes that urban forests play an important role in reducing air pollution and making cities more liveable. For more than 25 years theyve been planting and caring for trees across the state. The organization also creates partnerships between community groups businesses and government agencies to encourage environmental programs and practices. A Mini Grant from CS supported ReLeaf programs like Save Our Water and Our Trees. DIGNITYS ALCOVE Stockton CA Dignitys Alcove is an outreach program in northern California that focuses on assisting homeless veterans. The founders of the organization once homeless vets themselves were inspired to offer transitional housing drug addiction and recovery support and life skills training. CS proudly provided support for their work. CATHEDRAL ARTS PROJECT Jacksonville FL The Cathedral Arts Project uses the power of imagination and creativity to enrich the lives of underserved school-aged children in northeast Florida. The program serves more than 2000 students who meet twice a week for instruction in dance music theatre and the visual arts all for free. A CS Mini Grant helped the group continue their mission to energize engage and empower their students to succeed. GLEANERS FOOD BANK Indianapolis IN More than 85 of children who receive free or reduced-priced meals during the school year do not participate in summer meal programs. In Indianapolis when school lets out the Gleaners Food Bank swings into action. They partner with the citys Parks and Recreation Department to run a summer meals program at 128 sites. This year the meals were ready to serve but there were no spoons CS stepped in with a donation of 150336 spoons to make sure each site was well-stocked. 24 MARTIN LIBRARY York PA The number of students pursuing jobs in STEM Science Technology Engineering and Math has decreased in recent years and now America is facing a critical shortage of workers in those areas. Young women are particularly absent in STEM programs. To address this trend the Martin Library launched an innovative program called Empowering Girls Through Engineering. During National Engineering Week teams of girls ages 7 to 18 worked with library staff to design and construct Little Free Libraries. The finished mailbox-like libraries are now stocked with books and placed around the community. Borrowers are encouraged to take and leave books. CS was proud to support this program. HARRIS CENTER FOR CONSERVATION EDUCATION Hancock NH The Harris Center promotes environmental protection and land conservation through workshops exhibits hikes research and educational programs that encourage understanding and respect for the natural world. A CS Mini Grant provided funds for general operating expenses. PROJECT 351 Massachusetts Each year Project 351 identifies one 8th grade student from every city and town in Massachusetts to act as a service ambassador for the organization. These students convene on Launch Service Day which celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Working together they build leadership and teamwork skills by participating in a variety of community service projects that address social issues. They return to their communities ready to inspire others and address local challenges. CS was proud to support the 2015 Launch Service Day with an in-kind donation. HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE New Hartford NY Hospice and Palliative Care is dedicated to the compassionate care of people who are terminally ill. A CS Mini Grant provided the organization with funds for general operating expenses. 25 NATIONAL NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS American Red Cross Congressional Hunger Center Feeding America First Book FoodCorps Heifer International One Warm Coat Points of Light generationOn Share Our Strength Student Conservation Association The Conservation Fund United Way World Food Programme MID-ATLANTIC REGION Maryland Aberdeen Fire Department Aberdeen Parks Recreation Adopt-A-Block Baltimore Animal Rescue Care Shelter Bay View Elementary School PTO Bowie Interfaith Pantry Emergency Aid Caring Hands Charles County Childrens Aid Society Get Your Rear in Gear Girls on the Run of Greater Chesapeake Harford Community College Maryland Rural Head Start Meeting Ground NorthBay South River Federation USO Metro-Washington Baltimore New Jersey Conerly Road School PTO Edison Greenways Group Elijahs Promise New York Access Supports for Living Chester Public Library Crystal Run Village Dutchess Outreach Get Your Guts in Gear Highland Falls Fire Department Hospice Palliative Care Humane Society of Middletown New City Food Pantry Orange County Arts Council Pets Alive Safe Harbors of the Hudson Washington Heights Fire Department YMCA of Middletown Pennsylvania Autism York Brockway Area Ambulance Service Brockway Area Junior Senior High School Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley DuBois Area Food Pantry DuBois Area Senior High School East Berlin Community Library Family Connection of Easton Fourth Ward Hose Company Martin Library Association Marvine Elementary School PTO Meals on Wheels of Lehigh County Meals on Wheels of Northampton County Northampton County Special Olympics Opportunity House Roberto Clemente Elementary Charter School Ronald McDonald House of Central PA Treasure Lake Volunteer Fire Company York County Childrens Advocacy Center MIDWEST REGION Indiana Adoptions of Indiana Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis Helping Hands for Freedom Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry Johnson County Senior Services SOUTHEAST REGION Alabama Boy Scouts of America Troop III Childrens Center of Montgomery Floyd Middle Magnet School Old Cloverdale Association Southlawn Middle School Booster Club Veterans Place Florida Aging True Back to Nature Wildlife Reserve Carrie P. Meeks Westview K-8 Center Cathedral Arts Project Eckerd Youth Alternatives Florida Strawberry Festival Gang Alternative Jacksonville Public Libraries K9s For Warriors Kids Beating Cancer Malivai Washington Youth Foundation Many Hands Meals on Wheels of Plant City New Image Youth Center P.A.W.S. of Hillsborough County Plant City Black Heritage Celebration Ronald McDonald House of Jacksonville St. Johns Riverkeeper Tangelo Park Elementary School Unity in the Community of Plant City Vecinos en Accion CS GRANTEE LIST BY REGION Together with these organizations our company is helping to bring positive change to the world we share. Here are just some of the community civic and charitable groups we supported in 2015 26 Louisiana Child Advocacy Services Hammond Fire Department Louisiana Childrens Discovery Center Our Daily Bread of Tangipahoa South Carolina Achieving Wheelchair Equality Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy Cross High School Fall for Greenville Goodwill Industries of Lower SC Hanahan Middle School PTA Hospice House of Greenville Mauldin Fire Department Meals on Wheels of Greenville One80 Place Palmetto Housing Assistance Coalition Palmetto Warrior Connection The Salvation Army Womens Auxiliary Upstate Warrior Solution Washington Center WESTERN REGION California American Red Cross of the California Northwest Animal Friends Connection Humane Society Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Sacramento California ReLeaf Child Abuse Resolved Through Communication Community Medical Centers Dignitys Alcove Habitat for Humanity of San Joaquin County Living Through Giving Foundation Hawaii Partners in Development Foundation Special Olympics Hawaii The Private Sector Warrior Transition Battalion YMCA of Honolulu NORTHEAST REGION Connecticut CT Childrens Medical Center CT Science Center Emergency Aid Association Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity Hartford Food System Manchester Community College Mercy Housing Shelter Network Against Domestic Abuse of North Central CT Run for the Fallen CT Second Chance Ranch Suffield Land Conservancy The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp Windsor Locks High School PTO Massachusetts 3 County Fair AIDS Foundation of Western MA Amelia Park Childrens Museum Baystate Childrens Hospital Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County Birchland Park Middle School Boys Girls Club Family Center Cancer Connection Columbia Greenway Rail Trail Dare Family Services Domus Gill Elementary School Hadley Elementary School Hatfield Elementary PTA Look Memorial Park MA Adoption Resource Exchange New England Food Foundation NE Learning Center for Women in Transition Northampton Community Arts Trust Northampton High School Model UN Northfield Elementary School PTO Open Pantry Community Services Pan-Mass Challenge Pioneer Valley Regional School Pioneer Valley Symphony Youth Orchestra Pioneer Valley USO Project 351 Robinson Park School PTO Safe Passage Shriners Hospitals for Children Shutesbury Elementary School Soupy for Loopy Foundation South Hadley Public Library Springfield Council for Cultural Community Affairs Springfield Rescue Mission Stanley Park of Westfield Survival Centers Turners Falls High School Westfield Fire Department Westfield High School Westfield Little League YMCA of Greater Westfield New Hampshire Against Cruelty Antioch University New England Arts Alive Benjamin Franklin Elementary School Big Brothers Big Sisters of NH Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities Cheshire Fair Association Cheshire Medical Center Chesterfield School Childrens Hospital at Dartmouth Colonial Theatre Conval Regional High School Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center Fall Mountain Food Shelf Gay-Kimball Library Harris Center for Conservation Education Hinsdale Cal Ripken League Hinsdale Community Coalition Hinsdale MiddleHigh School Historical Society of Cheshire County Home Healthcare Hospice Community Services Hundred Nights Emergency Shelter Jonathan Daniels Elementary School Joys Network Keene Cal Ripken Baseball Association Keene Family YMCA Keene Head Start Keene High School Project Graduation Keene Ice 27 Keene Music Festival Keene Public Library Keene State College Keene Swamp Bats Lindas Closet Maple Avenue Nursery School Mariposa Museum World Culture Center Marlborough School Miracles in Motion MoCo Arts Monadnock Area Artists Association Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention Monadnock Conservancy Monadnock Developmental Services Monadnock Habitat for Humanity Monadnock Humane Society Monadnock International Film Festival Monadnock Music Monadnock Regional High School Project Graduation NH Businesses for Social Responsibility NH Center for Nonprofits Norris Cotton Cancer Center Pathways for Keene Peterborough Players Shelter From The Storm Southwestern Community Services Special Olympics NH Stonewall Farm Surry Village Charter School Symonds School PTA The Community Kitchen The Compassionate Friends The Grapevine Family Community Resource Center The River Center The Winchester School Troy Elementary School Vilas Middle School Volunteer NH Westmoreland School Vermont Bellows Falls Middle School Big Brothers Big Sisters of Windham County Boys Girls Club of Brattleboro Brattleboro Area Middle School Brattleboro Film Festival Brattleboro Fire Department Brattleboro Kids Fair Brattleboro Last Night Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Brattleboro Museum Art Center Brattleboro Music Center Windham Orchestra Brattleboro Senior Meals Brattleboro Winter Carnival Brattleboro Womens Chorus By The People Brattleboro Goes Fourth Central Elementary School Girls on the Run VT Green Mountain Crossroads Green Street School Guilford Central School Guilford Volunteer Fire Department Harris Hill Ski Jump High Five Adventure Learning Center Hunger Free VT In-Sight Photography Jessicas Locker Leland Gray Union High School Main Street Arts Make-A-Wish of VT Marlboro Junior High School Morningside Shelter New England Youth Theatre Oak Grove School Prevent Child Abuse VT Putney Family Services Saxtons River Elementary School PTO Saxtons River Recreation Department Strolling of the Heifers The Family Garden VT Association for the Blind Visually Impaired VT FosterAdoptive Family Association VT Jazz Center VT Partnership for Fairness Diversity Wardsboro Volunteer Fire Department Westminster Center School Westminster Historical Society Westminster Volunteer Fire Rescue Windham Windsor Housing Trust Windham County Humane Society Windham County Safe Place Winston Prouty Center for Child Development Womens Film Festival CS Wholesale Grocers Aberdeen MD Baldwin FL Bethlehem PA Brattleboro VT Charleston SC Chester NY Dubois PA Edison NJ Fresno CA Hammond LA Indianapolis IN Jacksonville FL Kapolei HI Keene NH Mauldin SC Miami FL Montgomery AL Newburgh NY North East MD North Hatfield MA Orlando FL Plant City FL Robesonia PA Sacramento CA Scranton PA South Hatfield MA Stockton CA Suffield CT Upper Marlboro MD Westfield MA Windsor Locks CT York PA Yorktown IN ES3 LLC Atlanta GA Dallas TX Fremont OH Jacksonville FL Keene NH Mason OH Muscatine IA San Bernardino CA York PA FreshKOProduceServicesInc. Fresno CA Grocers Supply Houston TX Irving TX Hansen Distribution Group Kahului HI Keaau HI Lihue HI Pearl City HI Symbotic Wilmington MA 2015 CS Wholesale Grocers Inc. All rights reserved worldwide. This report is printed on Accent Opaque produced by International Paper. The paper is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. It is produced in Ticonderoga NY at the only paper mill in the country located inside the boundaries of a national park it operates under strict air and water emissions guidelines. Approximately 70 of the energy used to run the mill comes from carbon neutral biomass. Printed with pride by the CS Print Shop in Brattleboro VT using vegetable-based inks. PHOTO CREDITS Feeding America pgs. 6 7 11 Hawaii Foodbank pg. 7 Share Our StrengthNo Kid Hungry pg. 8 FoodCorps pg. 9 Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities pg. 12 First Book pg.15 Dana-Farber Cancer Institute pgs. 16 17 Hole in the Wall Gang Camp pg. 17 World Food Programme pgs. 20 21 Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy pg. 22 Cathedral Arts Project pg. 23 Project 351 pg. 24 7 Corporate Drive Keene NH 03431 603.354.7000