C&S Donates Thousands of Turkeys to Feed Hungry During Holidays

America's Second Harvest
Tuesday, 9 December 2003

Wholesale Grocer's Donations Create Over 43,000 Turkey Dinners

C&S Wholesale Grocers announced that it donated over 2,700 turkeys to regional food banks this holiday season. The donation will make possible over 43,000 turkey dinners for individuals in states from Maine to California.

In addition to the corporate donation, over 750 C&S employees donated turkeys from employee giveaways to regional anti-hunger organizations, creating meals for thousands more individuals in need.

C&S CEO Rick Cohen said, "This holiday season C&S is pleased to once again support the communities where we live and operate our business. We are grateful that we can make a difference locally in the lives of families who need a boost at this time of year."

C&S donated turkeys to the following organizations:

  • Community Kitchen of Keene

  • Project Feed the Thousands (Brattleboro, VT)

  • Central PA Food Bank

  • Food Bank of Western MA

  • Thanksgiving for All/Salvation Army (Springfield, MA)

  • Food Share (CT)

  • Maryland Food Bank

  • Community Food Bank of New Jersey

  • Food Bank of the Hudson Valley

  • Food Bank of Western NY

  • Cleveland Food Bank

  • Community Food Bank of Fresno

  • Senior Gleaners (Sacramento, CA)

  • Hawaii Food Bank

  • Rhode Island Food Bank

  • Good Shepherd Food Bank (ME)

  • Greater Boston Food Bank

C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. is a privately owned company with annual sales approaching $13 billion. The company is the 8th largest privately held company in the nation, as ranked by Forbes magazine. Founded in 1918, C&S provides distribution services to grocery chains and independent stores, delivering to more than 3000 locations from its distribution centers in Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, California and Hawaii. C&S is proud to support initiatives to stop hunger and to promote the health and enrichment within the communities that are home to our employees and facilities.

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