C&S Wholesale Grocers Announces 2015 Volunteer Month Projects and Volunteer of the Year

During the month of April, associates at C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. and its family of companies will make a difference by accomplishing more than 30 volunteer projects in April for Volunteer Month. Some examples:

Alabama: Serving dinner at the Salvation Army

California: Participating in an adopt-a-park project, Volunteering at a food bank

Connecticut: Picking up roadside trash in a local neighborhood, Starting a garden at a nature center

Florida: Reading to young children at two Head Start schools

Hawaii: Volunteering at a food bank

Indiana: Volunteering at an Earth Day Festival at a state park, Volunteering at a food bank

Maryland: Cooking and serving a meal to veterans, Preparing and serving a meal to homeless individuals, Reading to and socializing with veterans in a medical center

Massachusetts: Landscaping and yard clean-up at a Boys & Girls Club, Volunteering at an event to raise funds and awareness for the Humane Society

New Hampshire: Painting and landscaping at a children’s art and dance center

New York: Helping at the Humane Society

Pennsylvania: Cleaning up at a state park, Participating in a Habitat for Humanity homebuilding project, Packing “sunshine boxes” at a food bank for senior citizens, Accomplishing projects at a home for elders, Spring spruce-up at a therapeutic riding center

South Carolina: Participating in a Habitat for Humanity homebuilding project, Preparing and serving lunch at a center for veterans

Vermont: Assisting with maintenance and construction projects, and sorting food, at a food bank

As part of National Volunteer Month, C&S is pleased to honor Dean D’Errico as the company’s 2015 Volunteer of the Year. Dean is a Driver at the C&S distribution center in Plant City, Florida, where he also lives.

What Dean has done is remarkable. With his family, and in addition to working full-time, he has established a nonprofit organization called “Many Hands.” Many Hands provides free or low-cost repairs to the homes and vehicles 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 services when the project is beyond the scope of Dean and the other dedicated volunteers at Many Hands.

C&S has honored one person as Volunteer of the Year since 2005.