Mt. Sterling, Ill. - As part of continued support of area health and wellness, Dot Foods has donated $10,000 to Quincy Catholic Charities on behalf of the Quincy Medical Group Healthcare Foundation, Bridge the Gap to Health Race to support QCC's MedAssist program.

"We are so thankful for the continued support of Dot Foods for the MedAssist Program and truly would not be able to help so many people without their sponsorship," said Quincy Catholic Charities Area Director Jackie Bruns. "We have secured over $10.7 million worth of medications for the Quincy community in 12 years and this program is a testament to the positive changes that can take place when community partners work together."

Funding will go to the Bridge the Gap to Health 5K, 10K and half-marathon race- from which all proceeds support the MedAssist program. MedAssist helps members of the community without Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance coverage receive life-sustaining medications.

"We're delighted to be a part of the Bridge the Gap to Health race," said Dot Foods Charitable Committee Chair Suzy Kassing. "It's a very important event to the health of this region and community that benefits a great cause through MedAssist."

Since 2008, Dot Foods has donated $76,568 to the Quincy Catholic Charities Food Pantry and Bridge the Gap to Health. In 12 years, Bridge the Gap to Health has raised $445,506 to help MedAssist serve 3460 clients.

About Bridge the Gap to Health

The Bridge the Gap to Health Race features 5K, 10K and Half Marathon certified courses for the competitive runner, a 5k leisure walk, and a 10K Indo-Row challenge. The event has hosted a multitude of competitive runners over the years, while still maintaining a family friendly atmosphere.

About Quincy Catholic Charities

Quincy Catholic Charities first opened its doors to the community in 1945 to assist with the influx of orphans in our community needing placement in stable family homes.  Quincy Catholic Charities now serves clients in Adams, Brown and Pike counties.  As we live out the mission of the agency, trained staff strives to feed the hungry, tend to the sick, guide the weary and protect children from abuse and neglect. 

About Dot Foods

Dot Foods and Dot Transportation continue to experience exceptional growth and are hiring in record numbers. Both companies are looking to fill several positions for full and part-time drivers and warehouse personnel in all eight locations. To learn more about careers at Dot Foods, visit www.dotfoods.com/careers and follow @DotFoodsCareers on Twitter.

Dot Foods Inc. carries 105,000 products from 650 food industry manufacturers and is the largest food redistributor in the United States. Dot Foods distributes foodservice, convenience, retail and vending food products to distributors in all 50 states. Dot Foods operates eight distribution centers in: Modesto, Calif.; Vidalia, Ga.; Burley, Idaho; Mt. Sterling, Ill.; Cambridge City, Ind.; Williamsport, Md.; Liverpool, N.Y.; and Ardmore, Okla. For information, visit www.dotfoods.com.