Dot Charitable Update: October 2020
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Gaylon Ryan (left), human resources manager at Dot Foods Georgia, presents the Lions Club with a check for $1,200 to support local schools.

Dot Foods’ fundraising campaigns for the Alzheimer’s Association and United Way are still underway. Between these campaigns and our ongoing efforts to care for our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, our charity committees have kept busy. Check out our recap of some of our charitable activities the past couple months. 

 

Walk to End Alzheimer’s
 
As part of our fundraising for the Alzheimer’s Association, several of our locations have participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Dot Foods Idaho received special recognition in the virtual Opening & Promise Garden Ceremony for the Magic Valley walk as a Silver Level National Team and a Top Team. General Manager Corey Wilson spoke about our company’s commitment to ending Alzheimer’s, and Human Resources Manager Kari Hills was highlighted for her participation. 
 
To view the ceremony, take a couple seconds to create a Walk Mainstage account. Then, watch the video here. You can skip ahead to the nine-minute mark to hear about Dot’s role in the event. The Dot Foods Idaho team page will also be accepting donations until December, which Dot will match dollar for dollar. To date, the team has raised over $11,000. 
 
United Way of West Tennessee
 
Congratulations to Dot Foods Tennessee for earning the number 13 spot in United Way of West Tennessee’s Top 30 Giving Companies. The United Way chapter made the announcement in their virtual Awards Breakfast
 
Food Donations
 
  • To provide hurricane relief to the residents of Alabama, we donated 70 cases of trays and food to Operation HomeCare, Inc. 
  • In early October, Two Rivers picked up over 1,000 cases of product from Dot Foods Mt. Sterling. Throughout the pandemic, we’ve provided food for the nonprofit’s local food pantries. 
  • Dot Foods Arizona donated 30 cases of sparkling juice and tortilla snacks to Erin's Angels, which provides weekend food assistance to children in the Phoenix Central School District. 
 
Hub for the Hungry 
 
We donated 74,000 pounds of food to Hub for the Hungry. The program has brought together Mississippi nonprofits, food distribution companies, and local farmers to keep families fed throughout the pandemic. 
 
School Air Purifiers
 
To help the Mohave Accelerated Learning Center safely reopen classrooms, Dot Foods Arizona sent the grade school a check to purchase six HEPA air purifiers. 
 
Lions Club Donation
 
Dot Foods Georgia presented the Lions Club of Lyons, Georgia with a check for $1,200. The Lions Club is providing bottled water to local schools holding in-person classes.