ST.LOUIS, Mo. – Employees from Dot Foods donated gifts and made cash donations to help benefit the St. Charles-based nonprofit child and family services agency, Youth In Need. In addition, for every item donated by employees, the company also donated two non-perishable food items to the St. Louis Food Bank.

“Dot has worked with both Youth In Need and the St. Louis Food Bank in previous years and our employees are always so generous in giving to these organizations,” said Chris Connolly, Charitable Committee Co-Chairperson. “We’re really proud of our employees and are grateful that they support our charity committee year round.”

In total, employees donated over 150 gifts, including iPods, winter coats, movies and a Wii, and a total of $500 in cash to Youth In Need. The gifts and cash will help local families enrolled in the Foster Care, Out-of-School Time and Transitional Living programs offered by Youth In Need. Dot’s charitable committee donated over 300 non-perishable food items to the
St. Louis Food Bank.

“We are so grateful for the generous donation and gifts that Dot’s employees have given this holiday season,” noted Nancy Clark, community relations manager, Youth In Need. “These items have brightened the holidays for our youth and the programs that serve them.”

Dot Foods Inc. carries 100,000 products from 700 food industry manufacturers and is the largest food redistributor in the United States. Dot Foods distributes foodservice, convenience, retail and vending food products, equipment and supplies to distributors in all 50 states. Dot Foods operates eight distribution centers in: Modesto, Calif.; Vidalia, Ga.; Burley, Idaho; Mt. Sterling, Ill.; Cambridge City, Ind.; Williamsport, Md.; Liverpool, N.Y.; and Ardmore, Okla. For information, visit