We have seen many in our industry come together in solidarity to help alleviate the pressure applied by COVID-19. Among them is C&S Wholesale Grocers, who recently announced it invested more than $300,000 in relief support.
"The coronavirus has devastated lives in communities across the U.S., and C&S stands united in the fight against this pandemic. 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," said Mike Duffy, Chief Executive Officer.
In addition to these, 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’s overall relief initiatives also include an in-house giving campaign, where employees can make donations to C&S colleagues who demonstrate a financial need due to a COVID-19-related crisis.
"C&S is a family, and we are committed to taking care of each other,” said Miriam Ort, Chief Human Resources Officer. “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. 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."
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 Massachusetts – Massachusetts Emergency Management for as-needed frontline disbursement.
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