Keene, NH – During this holiday season, the C&S Wholesale Grocers Family of Companies has donated 8,580 turkeys to 25 Feeding America® member food banks. The turkeys, weighing an average of 13 pounds each, will be distributed to families in need, providing approximately 220,000 servings. This is the 16th consecutive year in a row that the company has donated turkeys through Feeding America.
A USDA report released in September indicated that more than 40 million Americans —1 in 8 households — are struggling to meet their daily nutritional requirements. The report also found that 12.5 million are children.
Additionally, C&S offers free holiday turkeys to its employees. Many choose to donate their turkey to their local food bank to share the spirit of the holiday season with families who might not otherwise have a Thanksgiving meal.
“Feeding America is thankful to C&S Wholesale Grocers for their commitment to helping children and families in need, especially during the holiday season. This generous donation will help thousands of families who struggle to put food on the table,” said Nancy Curby, Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnerships at Feeding America.
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 http://cswg.com.