Dot Charitable Update: October 2021
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Dot Foods employees donated food to Isaiah 58 Ministries and other St. Louis food pantries as part of Neighbor-to-Neighbor.

After Hurricane Ida hit Louisiana, our employees wanted to help. We collected their donations to the American Red Cross’ relief efforts, matching each donation dollar for dollar. Thanks to the generosity of our workforce, we recently gave the Red Cross a check for nearly $27,000. 


The Red Cross counts on these donations to provide a range of services, including disaster health and mental health services to almost 24,000 people in the month since Ida made landfall. “The Red Cross is only able to impact people in such personal ways because of Dot’s support,” said Carissa Doyle, major gift officer for the Illinois region of the American Red Cross. “Thank you for investing in this life-saving work.”
Our other recent charitable activities include: 


  • Dot Foods Indiana also finished off their N2N program, delivering $5,000 in food and items to the Crosspointe food pantry. 


  • The Wayne County Foundation offered its Challenge Match to give nonprofits an opportunity to receive a dollar-for-dollar match from the organization. Dot Foods Indiana participated by dividing up $7,500 across a dozen organizations, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County, Golay Community Center, and Communities in Schools of Wayne County.  



  • Donating food isn’t the only way we support local pantries. Dot Foods Chicago donated $7,500 to Respond Now to help them remodel their food pantry to hold more items. 


  • Dot Foods California presented a $1,000 check to the Ceres High School S-Club. The club is using the money to help feed students in need. 


  • Students of Lincoln Elementary in Macomb, Illinois, had a fun workout at their walk-a-thon fundraiser. Dot Foods Mt. Sterling was one of the event sponsors. 


  • Dot Foods Georgia donated $540 to Ferst Readers to provide age-appropriate books for families in the area. 


  • Dot Foods Idaho provided $350 worth of hamburger patties to a school fundraising carnival. 


  • The Dot branding team put their creative skills to good use by creating decorations for a Halloween party held by the Gateway Region YMCA