Update: May 13
With the support of local organizations and our employees, Dot has been able to keep up its charitable efforts to support our communities through the pandemic.
Mt. Sterling Pantry Pickups: Over the weekend, Dot Foods Mt. Sterling held its fifth pantry pickup. In total, these events have contributed over 20,000 cases of our excess food to about 50 local schools, pantries, and nonprofits, such as the YMCA and the Salvation Army.
Genesis Garden: This nonprofit organization is committed to ensuring everyone in McDonough County, Illinois has access to food. Genesis Garden used our food donation to package and deliver items to local residents.
Mountain View Food Pantry: This Idaho food pantry works to serve the hungry in the Minidoka and Cassia counties. With our food donation, they’ve made sure that everyone in need who drives up to their pantry leaves with a trunk full of food.
River Fund: The Men of Fire Motorcycle Club holds annual events to benefit the River Fund’s services to support Arizona veterans. When the Men of Fire were forced to cancel this year’s festivities because of the coronavirus, Dot and several other event sponsors didn’t want our money back. Instead, we donated the sponsorship cost to the River Fund to help them continue their vital work.
Dot Foods Blood Drive: Last week, Dot Foods Mt. Sterling held a blood drive for the Central Illinois Community Blood Center. Thank you to all the employees who took time out of their day to donate blood.
Red Cross Online Portal: Our online portal for the American Red Cross is still active. Visit the website today to find a blood drive in your area.