2014-08-14 23:34:29 - Keene, NH – C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc. and its employees across the enterprise raised $1.621 million during the company’s 2014 United Way campaign, thus establishing a new record and increasing its contribution by 10% over the previous year. The workplace campaign held in May engaged nearly 5,000 employees as donors; all gifts are matched dollar-for-dollar by the company.
Rick Cohen, Chairman and CEO of C&S, said “The mission of the United Way resonates strongly with us. Helping others is part of our culture, and our teammates are inspired to give. Whether their contribution is one dollar a week or ten dollars a week, I’m proud of the way our team is motivated to help others.” He added “We’re building on a long-term relationship with the United Way to create opportunities for a better life for everyone.”
Employees at the company’s Bethlehem, PA location are being recognized with the C&S Champions Award for leading the campaign with the most dollars donated, topping $66,779. They also received the C&S Excellence Award for the highest participation rate at 88%. The Human Resources
team at the Miami, FL facility received the C&S Spirit Award for their enthusiasm and dedication to engage employees during their campaign.
C&S is one of 100 top corporations in the United Way’s Global Corporate Leadership Program. C&S, its family of companies and its teammates have contributed more than $9.5 million to the United Way over the past nine years.
About C&S Wholesale Grocers
C&S Wholesale Grocers of Keene, N.H., is the largest food wholesaler and according to Forbes Magazine, the 12th largest privately held company in the United States. The company distributes food to supermarkets, retail stores and military bases across the country. Currently, C&S serves approximately 4,000 stores from more than 50 locations in 14 states. Among our customers are many of America's best known retail grocers, including Stop & Shop, Giant of Carlisle, Giant of Landover, BI-LO/Winn Dixie, Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. (A&P), Kroger, Safeway, Target and Whole Foods. 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: community.cswg.com
About United Way
United Way is a worldwide network in 41 countries and territories, including more than 1,200 local organizations in the U.S. It advances the common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all by focusing on the three key building blocks of education, income and health. United Way recruits people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. LIVE UNITED® is a call to action for everyone to become a part of the change. For more information about United Way, please visit: LIVEUNITED.org.