Employees at C&S Wholesale Grocers Corporate Headquarters Pack 100,000+ Meals

Keene, NH--In fewer than two hours, employees at the corporate headquarters of C&S Wholesale Grocers assembled more than 100,000 meals for neighbors in need. The initiative celebrated the company’s 100th anniversary year and was a demonstration of C&S’s values as an engaged corporate citizen. 

Organized in partnership with The Pack Shack, a national nonprofit organization, several hundred employees volunteered during two high-energy, fun, and fast-paced sessions, nicknamed “Feed the Funnel” parties. Working in teams, they assembled and boxed the meals. Sporting hairnets, gloves, and commemorative T-shirts, employees broke out in spontaneous dancing while they created the meals.

The 100,000+ meals were given to the New Hampshire Food Bank and to the Vermont Foodbank for distribution to local food assistance agencies, including community kitchens and pantries and school pantries. Each meal is easily and quickly prepared by cooking in boiling water for 20 minutes and can be enhanced with the addition of fresh vegetables, meat, or fish.

After participating in one of the meal packing sessions, Mike Duffy, the Chief Executive Officer of C&S, said, “This was a great example of how we come together as one team. It was inspirational to see how much our employees value making a difference in the community. We all worked quickly to get this done, and we had fun while doing it.”

The Pack Shack has now led meal packing events in 36 states, and its first in the state of New Hampshire through the initiative with C&S.