MODESTO, Calif. – Twenty-six students went on a shopping spree this holiday season, thanks to Dot Foods’ Modesto distribution center. On Tuesday, Dec. 13 and Monday, Dec. 14, Dot employees took students from Robertson Road Elementary School and Central Valley High School shopping and to dinner at McDonald’s.

Each child was allowed $150 to purchase warm clothes and a few toys that they would not otherwise be able to buy this holiday season. Additionally, three of the students purchased a few items for their younger siblings. A photo of Dot’s administrative clerk, Nati Tristan, who participated in the shopping event can be found at

“We feel very fortunate at Dot and we enjoy giving back to children in our community during the holidays,” said Becky Shokraii, HR Manager at Dot Foods. “Dot has partnered with various charitable organizations though out the year but we enjoy having the opportunity to work  specifically with the children in this capacity.” 

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
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