Quincy, IL - Quincy Catholic Charities recently received a $13,618 grant from Dot Foods to support its food pantry.  A portion of the grant is in the form of credit to be used at the Country Store at Dot Foods.

"We're proud to be able to work with organizations that do such great work within their community," said Suzy Kassing, Dot Foods' Charitable Committee chair. "The Quincy Catholic Charities helps Dot reach a very large group of people in need."

The food pantry, located at the Catholic Charities Area Office at 620 Maine Street in Quincy, served just under 17,000 people last year by providing a supply of much needed food to struggling area families.

"This generous grant could not have come at a better time, as we have continued to see a rise in the number of people seeking food assistance.  This grant will allow us to help stock the pantry for many months and will give us an opportunity to make improvements to the daily operations of the pantry.  A portion of the money will be used to purchase a new refrigerator to ensure all donated items are put to good use and do not go to waste.  With the added refrigerator space, we will open our doors an additional day each week to serve those that need it most.  We are very grateful for the continued support of our mission to 'extend to all the healing and empowering presence of Jesus,'" says Jackie Bruns, Area Director.

To learn more about Quincy Catholic Charities programs and services, visit the website at www.cc.dio.org or call 217-222-0958.

About Dot Foods

Dot Foods and Dot Transportation continue to experience exceptional growth and are hiring in record numbers. Both companies are looking to fill several positions for full and part-time drivers and warehouse personnel in all eight locations. To learn more about careers at Dot Foods, visit www.dotfoods.com/careers and follow @DotFoodsCareers on Twitter.

Dot Foods Inc. carries 105,000 products from 600 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, 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.