Keene, N.H. — C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., its employees, family of companies, and business partners responded quickly after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and their back-to-back destruction, particularly in Texas and Florida.
The company’s generosity took shape in several ways:
Employee Donations and Corporate Match
In response to offers of help, C&S launched WE STAND WITH TEXAS, a campaign to collect donations from employees across its family of companies: C&S, ES3, Hansen Distribution Group, Grocers Supply, Davidson Specialty Foods, FreshKO, and Symbotic.
To inspire participation and pledges, all donations were matched dollar-for-dollar by the company and will be directed to three organizations:
- American Red Cross: providing clean water, safe shelter, and hot meals
- United Way of Greater Houston: focusing on immediate and long-term disaster relief
- Friends at C&S: offering financial assistance to employees in need
C&S made financial contributions specific to Hurricane Irma response and recovery to the American Red Cross, the United Way Disaster Relief Fund, and Friends at C&S.
Food and Water
In partnership with Feeding America, C&S and Grocers Supply donated more than 7,838 tons of water and food, including high-demand items such as canned fruit and vegetables, juice, cleaning supplies, and batteries.
To help vulnerable children, product donations were made to the Texas Diaper Bank and to the Ronald McDonald House in Houston.
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. 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 http://community.cswg.com.