As we recently shared, Dot Foods Mt. Sterling donated over $83,000 to local organizations in the first quarter of 2022. But our philanthropy extends far beyond our headquarters.
Companywide, we’ve given over $3 million worth of product to food banks and pantries so far this year. Our employees also contributed nearly $29,000 to provide food to Ukrainian refugees, which Dot matched. In addition to these large initiatives, we also give back on a local level across our locations. Here are some recent examples:
Dot Foods Indiana donated $5,000 to support a clean-up project for Cambridge City. Their contribution helped fund new trash receptacles, benches, dog waste stations, and a fresh coat of paint for a building in town.
Our Mt. Sterling warehouse workers put our surplus 2x4s (or “load bars”) to good use. The material was donated to 2x4’s for Hope to build a home for a veteran. Several of our employees also helped with the home’s construction.
Dot Foods Arizona gave the Kingman Academy of Learning robotics team $2,500 to help them compete at the Robotics World Championships. After the big competition, the team stopped by our distribution center to give us a robot demonstration and tour the warehouse.
A few locations golfed for a cause. Dot Foods St. Louis pitched in $2,000 to sponsor a snack and beverage cart at a golf tournament fundraiser for Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis. Dot Foods New York donated $1,000 to a United Way Golf Tournament. Dot Foods Idaho donated over $400 to a golf scramble supporting the Burley Fire Department.
Our New York distribution center also donated $3,000 to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a childhood cancer research nonprofit.
Dot Foods Oklahoma presented a $1,000 check to The MORE Foundation, which helps facilitate higher learning opportunities for local high school seniors.
Dot Foods Dyersburg’s donation to the Main Street Dyersburg Farmers Market allowed them to build picnic tables for market patrons.