MT. STERLING, Ill. - In continuing support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Central Illinois, Dot Foods is proud to announce a $42,000 donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Central Illinois.

The grant is the first installment of a potential $82,000 contribution to Big Brothers Big Sisters in 2014. The Adams, Brown/Schuyler, Morgan, Pike and Cass County Big Brothers Big Sisters programs will each receive $6,000, the Brown/Schuyler County Bowl for Kids' Sake will receive $5,000, Brown County site-based operational support will receive $4,000, and BBBS of West Central Illinois has been granted $3,000 in Dot Country Store credit.

"Bowl for Kids' Sake was a huge success. We had 32 teams from Dot Foods participate this year," said Cindy Denby, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Central Illinois. "They bring abundant energy, lots of fun and great financial support. We are so thankful to each and every one of our supporters."

The additional $40,000 can be earned throughout the year as part of two programs. Big-Little matches between Dot employees and youth in the community can earn up to $20,000 as matches reach maturation. The final $20,000 is available for fundraising support as BBBS meets specific fundraising goals.

"We're proud to say our participation with Big Brothers Big Sisters continued to grow in 2013," said Dot Foods Director of Pricing Elly Passmore, who also serves as Dot's Teaming with Local Charities director. "I'm very excited about the future of our partnership and the difference our Dot employees can make. We hope with continued support Big Brothers Big Sisters can continue to help children in need in west central Illinois."

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Central Illinois

Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Central Illinois serves the counties of Adams, Brown, Cass, Morgan and Schuyler. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a youth-mentoring non-profit service organization that provides ongoing supportive services to children in need of a mentor. Volunteers are recruited from within the community and are fully-screened by our professional staff members. The interests, needs, and personalities of the children and volunteers are considered in making the best one-on-one (adult/child) match possible. After a match is created, extensive supervision and support are provided on an ongoing basis to ensure the success of a match.

About Dot Foods and Dot Transportation

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Dot Foods Inc. carries 105,000 products from 650 food industry manufacturers and is the largest food redistributor in the United States. Dot Foods distributes foodservice, convenience, retail and vending food products to distributors in all 50 states. Dot Foods operates eight distribution centers in:  Modesto, California; Vidalia, Georgia; Burley, Idaho; Mt. Sterling, Illinois; Cambridge City, Indiana; Williamsport, Maryland; Liverpool, New York; and Ardmore, Oklahoma. A ninth distribution center in Dyersburg, Tennessee is under construction and scheduled to open in September 2014.  For information, visit