MT. STERLING, Ill. - As part of continued support for the organization's mission to serve northern Illinois, Dot Foods is proud to announce the donation of a tractor trailer to Northern Illinois Food Bank as a follow up to a 2012 tractor donation. These donations will help the food bank in their quest to safely and consistently reach people in need across the 7,000-square mile area they serve in northern Illinois.

"We are extremely grateful to Dot Foods for this donation to upgrade and expand our fleet," said Pete Schaefer, president and CEO, Northern Illinois Food Bank. "The donation of this tractor trailer will help us get more food to more of our hungry neighbors."

The food bank delivers food from their three northern Illinois distribution centers (Geneva, Loves Park and Park City) to over 700 network partners - food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and youth and senior feeding centers - which helps the food bank distribute food to over 60,000 hungry neighbors each week. Over 33.3 million meals were provided last year.

Dot donated a tractor trailer to the food bank in 2011, a tractor in 2012, and now this trailer in 2013.

"We're glad to have had a relationship with the Northern Illinois Food Bank over the last few years," said Dot Foods Charitable Committee Chair Suzanne Kassing. "We know that the equipment they've received will help a great number of people in northern Illinois."

About Northern Illinois Food Bank                                

Northern Illinois Food Bank, a member of Feeding America, is a non-profit organization that engages the community in a commitment to feed our hungry neighbors. Across 13 counties, food manufacturers, local groceries, corporations, foundations, and individuals come together to donate food and funds, and evaluate and repack food for distribution to more than 700 network partners - the food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and youth and senior feeding programs that serve more than 60,000 hungry neighbors each week. That commitment provided 33.3 million meals last year to those in need. Northern Illinois Food Bank has centers in Geneva (West Suburban Center), Park City (North Suburban Center) and Loves Park (Northwest Center), and an office in Joliet (South Suburban Office). Find out how you can Volunteer - Donate - Get Involved at www.SolveHungerToday.org or follow us on Facebook.

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.