DOT Foods donates more than $167K to American Red Cross for hurricane relief efforts

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The American Red Cross Central and Southern Illinois Region is honored to announce a financial gift from Dot Foods and its employees. The Dot Foods gift totaling more than $167,000 is for the hurricane recovery effort, to assist those devastated by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Employees from all 12 Dot Foods locations nationwide contributed to the gift.

“It makes me so proud to work for Dot Foods. There aren’t many companies who will match your donation dollar for dollar and offer giving through payroll deductions. Our leadership makes it easy for employees to help others. These values are at the core of our company every day.” said Kimberly Hultquist, accounts receivable specialist, Dot Foods.

When Kimberly learned that an employee of a Dot Foods customer had lost everything in Hurricane Harvey, she and her dad, Les Hultquist, a Dot Foods retiree, purchased a used vehicle for the family and personally delivered it to them in Houston, Texas. Kimberly and Les remained in the area for a week to help with the relief efforts.

“This incredibly generous gift from Dot Foods will help the Red Cross continue to assist those whose lives were turned upside down by the hurricanes,” said Lyn Hruska, Chief Executive Officer, American Red Cross Central and Southern Illinois Region. “Those affected by the hurricanes will need assistance in the days, weeks and months ahead and donations like this gift from Dot Foods enable the Red Cross to support residents with their recovery needs.”

More than 500 Red Cross volunteers continue to assist with long-term recovery efforts in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Volunteers are helping residents with recovery plans, financial assistance, accessing additional resources for housing and other necessities.

To learn more about the American Red Cross disaster relief efforts, please visit To learn more about Dot Foods and their charitable giving programs, visit

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