MT. STERLING, Ill. – Dot Foods Inc. recently collected and loaded 12 trucks with food and supplies bound for Haiti. In addition, Dot matched all employee contributions to donate a total of $92,990 to the relief efforts.
Coordinating the immediate transportation of donated goods, Dot partnered with Food For the Poor, an organization Dot has supported for the past 10 years, to deliver food to Haiti. In the wake of the recent disaster, Dot has increased its monthly donation to Haiti from one truckload to four.
“Through our partnership with Food For the Poor and the assistance of the manufacturing community, as well as with the generous donations made by our employees, Dot has contributed in the effort to provide significant relief to Haiti,” said Pat Tracy, chairman of Dot Foods. “It is with great empathy for the Haitian people and consistency with our values that we will continue to provide assistance to such an impoverished nation.”
Additionally, Dot matched the more than $45,000 contributed by 388 employees across the country to donate $92,990.
Dot contacted food and supply manufacturers across the nation and facilitated free transportation for donated items from participants American Licorice, Apple and Eve, Camerica International, Dole, Golden Heritage, Inventure Group, Kangaroo Foods, Neil Jones Company, Reynolds, Sturm Foods, Sunsweet and Volrath.
Dot Foods Inc. carries 92,000 products from 500 food industry manufacturers and is the largest food redistributor in the United States. Dot Foods and Dot Transportation sell and deliver foodservice, convenience, retail, vending, equipment and supplies to leading 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 www.dotfoods.com.