BURLEY, Id. - Dot Foods, the nation's largest food industry redistributor, is proud to help in the fight against hunger in America by making a $10,000 donation to Mountain View Christian Center (MVCC) food pantry.
The MVCC pantry has seen the demand for food assistance grow exponentially in the last five years. The pantry now serves as many as 700 families every month in Cassia, Minidoka, Power, Twin Falls, Lincoln and Jerome Counties, up from 20 families monthly just five years ago.
"This donation will help us put the finishing touches a facility our area desperately needs," Mountain View Christian Center Pastor Jim Powell said. "We've outgrown our old pantry, and this new building will allow us to help even more families put food on the table."
The check was presented in a ceremony at the new facility on Feb. 19. Mountain View Christian Center began construction of its new multi-temperature food pantry in summer 2014. Upon completion of phase one, the 1,200 square-foot facility will be equipped to store dry, frozen and refrigerated goods and will be one of the only multi-temperature pantries in the region. The project is the culmination of contributions from community members, local businesses and members of the MVCC congregation. The donation from Dot Foods will help complete internal construction, install internet and phone lines and finish bathrooms.
"We're happy to be part of this wonderful project that will benefit so many people in our region," Dot Foods Burley General Manager Anthony Soto said. "Dot began its relationship with the Mountain View Christian Center food pantry several years ago, and we look forward to its continued success with the opening of this new facility."
MVCC leaders say construction on the new food pantry is approximately 80 percent complete. A grand opening is planned for spring 2015.
About Dot Foods
Dot Foods Inc. carries 110,000 products from 650 food industry manufacturers making it the largest food industry redistributor in the United States. Through Dot Transportation Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Dot Foods, the company distributes foodservice, convenience, retail and vending products to distributors in all 50 states. Dot Foods operates nine distribution centers, which are located in Modesto, California; Vidalia, Georgia; Burley, Idaho; Mt. Sterling, Illinois; Cambridge City, Indiana; Williamsport, Maryland; Liverpool, New York; Ardmore, Oklahoma; and Dyersburg, Tennessee. For information, visit www.dotfoods.com.
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