Dot Charitable Update: March 2021
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Dot Foods Delaware Maintenance Manager Brandon Wicklund presents a $5,000 check to Fire Chief Allan F. MacKenzie II and Deputy Chief William E. Hart, Jr. of the Delaware City Fire Company.

A year after the pandemic was declared, Dot Foods is continuing to help our communities get through this challenging period. 

 

We recently donated over 110,000 pounds of excess product to Texas relief efforts after the winter storm. That aid is part of the nearly $17.3 million worth of product we’ve given to nonprofits since March 2020. Here is some of the other work we’ve done lately.

 

Food Donations

 

  • Dot Foods New York has continued to donate hundreds of cases to organizations across the area in the past couple months. Neary 350 cases of excess product went to a local food bank, and over 200 more cases were donated to local agencies through Futon Alliance Church. On top of that, over 50 cases went to Vera House, and 45 cases were given to the Samaritan Center.

 

  • We teamed up with the Cass County Health Department and Central Illinois Foodbank again for a giveaway in February. The event provided food and hygiene products to 280 families.
 
  • Through our partnership with FEMA, we were able to donate food to The Way Station, Inc. The organization distributed the product to five pantries.
 
 

Other Activities

 
  • Dot Foods Arizona made two large donations to support their community. They contributed $1,000 to the Community Pride Associates’ White Night in the Park event, which is rasing money to upgrade Gary Keith Park. They also presented $1,000 to Jazz Fest 2021, hosted by the Kiwanis Club of the Colorado River.
 
  • Dot Foods Chicago donated $2,500 to Sacred Ground Ministries to help families afford the organization’s summer camp. Sacred Ground Ministries is an anti-violence organization that provides mentorship, recreation, education, and employment opportunities to area youth.

 

  • Dot Foods Delaware made two donations to support local fire departments. They presented a $5,000 check to the Delaware City Fire Company as well as $2,500 to the Blue Island Fire Department for life-saving equipment.

 

  • Dot Foods Georgia made several donations this month, including $1,000 to the Second Century Project at Altama Museum of Art and History. The project is restoring and updating the museum’s historic 1911 Brazell House.
 
  • Dot Foods Idaho made a few donations to support local arts and education. One of those donations was $800 to the Burley High School Art Department for supplies to create 3D models. As a thank you, the students made a collage of all the projects they have been able to create using our donations.

 

  • One of our employees in Dot Foods New York doesn’t mind freezing temperatures if it supports a good cause. Joe Truax and his family participate every year in a polar dip to raise money for Camp Sunshine, a free camp for children with life-threatening illnesses.

 

2020 Alzheimer’s Association & United Way Campaign

 
Each year, all Dot Foods distribution centers participate in fundraising campaigns for the Alzheimer’s Association and local United Way chapters. Thanks to the generosity of our employees, our 2020 fundraising was a success. Check out how a few of our locations performed.

 

  • Dot Foods Arizona donated over $9,000 to River Cities United Way.
 
  • Dot Foods Idaho was named the 2020 Top Fundraising Company by the Southern Idaho chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
 
  • Dot Foods Georgia donated over $40,000 to their local United Way chapter.
 
  • Dot Foods Tennessee donated over $21,000 to Dyersburg United Way.