Mt. Sterling, Ill. - Dot Foods, one of the area's largest employers, has made a contribution to the Schuyler County Food Basket of over $6,000 in support of the food basket's continuous effort to fight hunger in Schuyler County. The donation consists of $3,080 in cash and $3,080 in Dot Country Store credit.

"There will always be a need to feed hungry people in our communities," said Schuyler County Food Basket Treasurer Nancy Lovekamp. "With the help of this donation, we will be able to continue supplementing food necessities to over 200 families each month."

With increasing numbers of needy individuals and families in Schuyler County, donations to the food pantry are becoming more important than ever to the success of the food basket.

"The Schuyler County Food Basket is an important organization for ending hunger within its region and we're glad to assist them," said Suzy Kassing, Dot charitable committee chair. "We hope that this can bring them that much closer to their goal of ending hunger in Schuyler County."

A photo of Dot Charitable Committee member Brant Reed with members of the Schuyler County Food Basket can be found here:

http://bit.ly/QEyvnH - Brant Reed, Dot Charitable Committee Member, with Schuyler County Food Basket Vice President Carrol Lovekamp and Treasurer Nancy Lovekamp,  

About Schuyler County Food Basket

The Schuyler County Food Basket uses donations to feed over 200 families in need every month in Schuyler County. The food basket utilizes the support of local organizations, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of America and 4-H Youth Development Organization for collection of funding and direct donation of foodstuffs.

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 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 www.dotfoods.com.