Dot is Caring For Our Communities
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For 60 years, Dot Foods has been welcomed by the communities where the company has set up facilities. Dot wouldn’t be where they are today without the various community support they've received across the country. The company's owners, senior leaders, and all employees believe it is Dot's duty to give back to these communities in whatever way they can. 
 
Now, more than ever, it is a challenging time for communities and nonprofits because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Food banks are struggling to get enough food to help all of the extra people who are now in need. Blood donations have diminished drastically at a time when they are needed the most.
 
To help in these two areas of drastic need, Dot Foods has teamed up with several nonprofit organizations to make a difference across its locations. Since the start of the pandemic to mid-April, Dot has donated over 190,000 cases of excess product, valued at over $2.5 million.
 
Other recent charity work includes: 

 

  • Donating 3,000 pounds of excess food from our warehouses to Impact Ardmore to benefit homeless day centers, shelters, a soup kitchen, and childcare facilities in the Ardmore, Oklahoma, area.

 

  • Contributing 5,175 cases of product from Dot's Mt. Sterling headquarters to local food pantries, schools, and nonprofit organizations.

 

  • Giving 125,000 pounds of food to the United Way of Washington County in Williamsport, Maryland.

 

  • Donating dairy items, doughnuts, and other food supplies for the no-contact Spring Drive-Thru Food Pantry, which was hosted by the Food for Families Food Bank in Bullhead City, Arizona.

 

  • Providing 1,944 cases of product to benefit 16 organizations as part of Charity Crossing’s Easter Food Giveaway in Wilmington, Delaware.

 

  • Donating food for Community Cupboard’s food donation drive-thru in Mendon, Illinois

 

  • Supporting the American Red Cross by launching an online portal so people can attend blood drives near them. 
 
The good work doesn’t stop here. Dot Foods is still highly committed to its communities, even if the way they give back looks a little bit different than it did before the pandemic drastically changed the world. The company will continue to provide services and food donations to support vital causes. If you are a school or nonprofit organization interested in receiving a food donation, please contact us today. You can also learn more about Dot's charitable efforts during the coronavirus pandemic by visiting Dot's COVID-19 website
 
Share your charitable efforts with us on social media. If you are a Dot Foods or Dot Transportation employee, business partner, or nonprofit organization, use the hashtag #CaringForOurCommunities and tagging @DotFoods, @DotFoodsCareers, or @DriveForDot.