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Keene, NH – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., once said that, “Life’s most persistent and nagging question is ‘What are you doing for others” This year, many people participated in volunteer projects across the country to honor Dr. King with a National Day of Service. To take part and to keep his legacy alive, employees at three C&S Wholesale Grocers locations were engaged in community service, in:
• Keene, NH ̶ employees read books and participated in craft projects with approximately 80 children at the local Head Start center.
• Chester, NY ̶ employees read and crafted with approximately 87 preschoolers at RECAP Western Orange County Head Start.
• Kapolei, HI ̶ employees read with approximately 120 first graders at Honowai Elementary
In all three locations, each child was given the new books to keep. The books focused on the topics of diversity, inclusion and celebrating differences.
“C&S is proud to join with citizens around the country to give back through community service said Gina Goff, Senior Director of Community Involvement. “Dr. King’s teachings continue to inspire us to make a difference in small, but meaningful ways
This initiative was coordinated with First Book, a national nonprofit partner of C&S. Since 2007, support from C&S to First Book has resulted in over 200,000 new books being placed into the hands of children in more than a dozen C&S communities. Hundreds of schools, early childhood, afterschool and non-profit programs have been connected to First Book’s resource pipelines, and First Book has engaged C&S employees as volunteers, mentors and readers.
About First Book
First Book has provided more than 100 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the United States and Canada. By making new, high-quality books available on an ongoing basis, First Book is transforming the lives of children in need and elevating the quality of education. For more information: www.firstbook.org.
About C&S Wholesale Grocers
C&S Wholesale Grocers of Keene, NH, is the largest food wholesaler and according to Forbes magazine, the 10th 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 about 3,900 stores from more than 50 locations in 12 states. Among our customers are many of America's best known companies, including Stop & Shop, Giant of Carlisle, Giant of Landover, Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. (A&P), Ralphs, Safeway and Target.
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