C&S Wholesale Grocers Announces COVID-19 Relief Initiative To Provide More Than $300,000 In Donations
KEENE, NH - Investments come in all shapes and sizes, especially as more retailers and wholesalers look into bettering their communities. C&S Wholesale Grocers recently invested more than $300,000 in supporting a relief initiative against the COVID-19 pandemic. This money will help in the donation of 100,000 KN95 masks to hospitals in hard-hit regions, as well as financial support for food banks and other charitable organizations across the country.
"The coronavirus has devastated lives in communities across the U.S., and C&S stands united in the fight against this pandemic," said Mike Duffy, Chief Executive Officer. "As part of our relief package, C&S is proud to donate 100,000 KN95 masks to hard-hit hospitals in support of those on the front line fighting to save lives. Additionally, we are extending financial support to food banks in communities throughout the U.S. as well as key charitable organizations who are working tirelessly to feed individuals and families who are faced with an economic consequence from this health crisis."
Hospitals and state governments across New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California, and Massachusetts, will receive allocations from the retailer’s donation of 100,000 KN95 masks. According to a press release, contributions of the personal protective equipment (PPE) will be distributed to: New Jersey – Hackensack University Medical Center and Holy Name Medical Center; Pennsylvania – Lehigh Valley Health Network; California – Valley Medical Center; and in Massachusetts – Massachusetts Emergency Management for as-needed frontline disbursement.
Additionally, C&S will provide financial donations to 22 food banks nationwide, as well as national partners such as Feeding America, First Book, and the United Way Worldwide.
"C&S is a family, and we are committed to taking care of each other. By combining the company's overall national relief initiative with an employee giving campaign, we can positively impact communities nationwide, as well as our valued employees and their families," said Miriam Ort, Chief Human Resources Officer. "As so many people are coming together to support each other, we are thrilled that the C&S family is doing its part to help."
Its overall relief initiatives also include an employee giving campaign, where employees can make need-based donations to C&S colleagues who demonstrate a financial need due to a COVID-19-related crisis.
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