March 5, 2019
Keene, NH – Today, the American Red Cross recognized C&S Wholesale Grocers as a Platinum Plus member of the Ready 365 Giving Circle. Members of the Ready 365 Giving Circle support the Red Cross’s mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies. Red Cross services are provided to those in need of assistance at no cost and regardless of income through the help of Red Cross donors.
C&S has a long history of supporting the American Red Cross, and last year was no exception. Last year C&S collaborated with the Red Cross to provide funds and food to the relief efforts following the wildfires in northern California and in the aftermath of Hurricanes Florence and Michael.
“This is an example of a public-private partnership at its best,” said Mike Duffy, CEO of C&S. “It’s our honor to step up to quickly and efficiently offer our support when disaster strikes. I’m proud of how, as one team, we mobilize to make a difference for families being sheltered and for first responders being helped by the American Red Cross.”
“The American Red Cross relies on the generosity of our volunteers, donors, and partners to fulfill our lifesaving mission,” said Don Herring, Chief Development Officer at the American Red Cross. “Thanks to the support of C&S and other Ready 365 Platinum Plus members, the Red Cross is ready to provide comfort to people in need.”
Other Platinum Plus members of the Ready 365 Giving Circle include national companies such as: Kraft Heinz, Rayovac, and Zurich Insurance Group.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds, and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org or on Twitter at @RedCross.
About C&S Wholesale Grocers
C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., based in Keene, NH, 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, C&S now services customers of all sizes, supplying more than 14,000 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases, and institutions with over 140,000 different products. We are an engaged corporate citizen, supporting causes that positively impact our communities. To learn more, please visit www.cswg.com.
C&S community involvement programs support initiatives to fight hunger and to promote the health and enrichment of communities that are homes to the company's employees and facilities. To learn more, please visit community.cswg.com.