C&S Wholesale Grocers - September 2017

C&S Wholesale Grocers is in the food business and they are passionate about it. That passion inspires their vision for communities where every family has access to nutritious and fresh food. As a Leadership Partner to Feeding America, the company’s impact is both national and local. In Sacramento, the company’s subsidiary, Sacramento Logistics, operates a distribution center for general merchandise and health and beauty care items on Fruitridge Road.

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During the last two years, Sacramento Logistics employees donated 672 pounds of kid-friendly food to Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) as part of Feeding America’s national Hunger Action Month in September. The company matched each pound of food with a donation to Feeding America toward the Back Pack Program and other national efforts to address child hunger.

Last year, C&S Wholesale Grocers generously provided a grant towards SFBFS’ No Student Left Hungry program to establish school pantries and a children’s farmers market at schools in the Sacramento City Unified School District and Galt Joint Union Elementary School District. “Without a doubt, our colleagues at Sacramento Logistics and across the U.S. believe in the mission of food banks in the Feeding America network,” says Gina S. Goff, Senior Director of Community Involvement at C&S Wholesale Grocers. “The work of Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services makes a difference for neighbors in need and we’re proud to offer our support.” 

Nearly one in four youth in Sacramento County struggle with food insecurity. SFBFS’ No Student Left Hungry program addresses this need by facilitating food distributions on school campuses to bring healthy options to local students and their families as well as provide education on healthier food choices. No Student Left Hungry serves students of all ages, from kindergarten to university. Distributions occur at schools within the Sacramento City Unified, Galt Joint Union Elementary, Twin Rivers Unified and Robla Elementary school districts, as well as Sacramento City College and Sacramento State University.

“Our goal is to bring healthy options to local students and their families as well as to partner with other organizations to educate participants on healthier food choices,” says Karen Strach, SFBFS’ Food Access Programs Manager. “We feel fortunate to partner with C&S Wholesale Grocers to help give us the resources to bring healthy food directly to students in need.”

SFBFS’ No Student Left Hungry program would not be possible without the support of community-centered donors like C&S Wholesale Grocers. Their support is an example of how together, we can support families and individuals on their journey to self-sufficiency and financial independence.”

If you’d like to learn more about donating or if you’re interested in taking a tour of SFBFS to see your support in action, please visit www.sacramentofoodbank.org/support or give us a call at (916) 456-1980!

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