Dot Charitable Update: November 2020
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Julie Foster, the human resources manager at Dot Foods Arizona, presents a check for $1,000 to the Club for YOUth.

We’ve entered the holiday season, and for Dot Foods, that means we’ve entered the season for giving. Here are some of the ways our charitable committees and employees have given back to our communities in the past month. 
 
Food Donations 
 
Through our partnership with FEMA and local food pantries, we’ve donated $8.9 million worth of excess product since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out some of our recent food donations.

 

  • Adventist Community Services has been providing disaster relief from coast to coast, aiding areas affected by wildfires and hurricanes. They also continued their widespread food distribution with the help of our donations. 

 

 

  • To minimize waste while supporting our communities, we donated over $1,700 worth of damaged food to Mountain View Christian Center, which has the largest food pantry in the Burley, Idaho area. 

 

  • Dot Foods New York donated over $1,100 worth of products to the Food Bank of Central New York. 
 
Grants and Financial Donations  
 
In addition to our joint Alzheimer’s Association and United Way campaignDot has contributed to causes throughout our locations. 
 
  • Dot Foods Arizona donated $1,000 to the Club for YOUth, which provides a safe place for over 457 young people to develop healthy lifestyles, good character, and academic success.

 

  • Dot Foods Georgia donated $500 to Community Health Works, Inc.’s Kinship Caregiver Program. This program supports relatives who care for children whose parents are unable to provide care. The funds will go towards clothes, shoes, school supplies, and other goods the children need.  

 

  • We’re happy to give Little Fannie's Heavenly Housing their first sponsored corporate check. Our donation will go towards providing homeless individuals with food and warm items this winter. 

 

  • Dot Foods Idaho contributed a $600 grant for Operation Facelift, a project to update the landscaping and irrigation of the Mini-Cassia Chamber of Commerce building.

 

  • To help veterans and local communities over the holidays, Dot Foods Oklahoma donated $250 to the Advanced Blessings Foundation.
 
Events 

 

Charitable events don’t look the same this year, but nonprofits have found creative ways to host fun virtual activities. We were able to support a few fundraising events.  
 
  • As part of our Alzheimer’s Association fundraising, Dot Foods Georgia participated in a local Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Our donations earned us spots in the Champion and Grand Champion clubs this year. 

 

  • Dot Foods Indiana supports BikeTOURberfest every year. This annual fundraising event raises money to maintain the trails in the Wayne County Cardinal Greenway. The tour was held virtually in October.

 

  • In October, Dot Foods Indiana took part in Domestic Violence Awareness Month by sponsoring Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, a men's march against gender violence.