Mt. Sterling, Ill. - Dot Foods, one of the area's largest employers, has contributed $10,000 to the Community for Christ Assistance Center (CFCAC) food pantry to aid completion of renovations, as well as the purchase of new appliances and shelving.

"These renovations are vital for us," said Wanda Leenerts, board president at CFCAC. "We're going to be able to improve the health and safety of the food pantry, as well as reduce energy costs with newer refrigerators."

Project renovations are scheduled to complete by the end of the year and will help the food pantry better serve over 120 families facing hunger in Adams County each month.

"We understand their need for updated facilities and equipment, and we want to help them bring their services to the most people possible," said Suzy Kassing, Dot Charitable Committee chair. "They are filling one of the most basic needs that a community has."

A photo of Dot Charitable Committee member Angela Salrin with CFCAC board President Wanda Leenerts, Director Betty Allen, Vice President Norma Janssen and the CFCAC's Dot-designated shopper Amanda Wallace during the check presentation can be found here:

About Community for Christ Assistance Center

The Community for Christ Assistance Center was formed in 2004. Many of the churches in the area came together to form a central location for an assistance center to give out food, utility, rental and car fuel assistance to those in need. Some of the churches had a food pantry of their own, but saw a need for a more centrally located and structured center giving more assistance. A thrift shop was created to sell discounted, good, clean, donated clothing. The money made from the thrift store cover the costs of the assistance center and help reach out to over 120 families.

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 and follow @DotFoodsCareers on Twitter.

Dot Foods Inc. carries 105,000 products from 600 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