Giving back: Dot Foods, Comcast Barclays, Grotto Pizza,


Barclays donates $125,000 to Food Bank

As part of the graduation celebration of the 59th class of The Culinary School at the Food Bank of Delaware, Barclays presented a check for $125,000 to help support the Food Bank’s workforce development initiative, Delaware Food Works. 

Funding will support the Delaware Food Works programs  including The Culinary School and L.O.G.I.C. (Logistics, Operations, General Warehousing and Inventory Control) as well as to support a collaborative partnership with The Challenge Program in Wilmington to provide handcrafted furniture made by at-risk youth for the Food Bank’s new headquarters  near Newark

Barclays has supported the Food Bank of Delaware’s workforce development initiatives through its Connect with Work program since 2008.

“We are delighted to support the Delaware Food Works’ students on their pathway to employment and to play our part in helping them to achieve their career ambitions in partnership with the Food Bank of Delaware. This initiative and impactful partnership form a key part of Barclays Connect with Work program which, through job-specific skills training, hopes to place a quarter of a million people into work by 2022 globally,” said Jenn Cho, head of Community Relations, Barclays US Consumer Bank.

Comcast sees rapid growth for  Internet Essentials program in Delaware

Comcast announced its largest expansion for Internet Essentials, a program that provides low-cost Internet to people with lower incomes.

The  program is open to all qualified low-income Americans in Comcast’s service area, as well as households with people with disabilities. 

Comcast has connected more than eight million low-income Americans to the internet at home since the program started in 2011.

 In Delaware, Internet Essentials has connected approximately 48,000 individuals, from 12,000 households to the Internet at home – a nearly 58 percent increase in households connected from last year.

Dot Foods makes donations as it kicks off hiring for new center in Bear

Dot Foods, Inc., the largest food industry redistributor in North America,  kicked off hiring for its new distribution center in Bear.

Recently,  the company hosted a hiring event. Dot looks to fill more than 30 roles including warehouse floor, driver, office and support staff positions. 

During the event, the company made donations to the Route 9 Library & Innovation Center and the Food Bank of Delaware.

Dot Foods, Inc., carries 131,000 products from 1,040 food industry manufacturers making it the largest food industry redistributor in North America.

Through Dot Transportation Inc., an affiliate of Dot Foods, the company distributes foodservice, convenience, retail and vending products to distributors in all 50 states and 39 countries.

Dot Foods operates 11 U. S. distribution centers in Modesto, CA; Vidalia, GA; Burley, ID; Mt. Sterling, IL; Cambridge City, IND; Williamsport, MD; Liverpool, NY; Ardmore, OK; Dyersburg, TN; University Park, IL; and Bullhead City, AZ. The 12th facility is currently under construction in Bear.  Dot Foods’ Canadian operations are located in Toronto and Calgary.

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Grotto Pizza celebrates Dover AFB

Grotto Pizza celebrated  Dover Air Force Base by dedicating their Camden restaurant location to the Air Force.

Late last month,  Grotto Pizza hosted an event honoring the Air Force and also installed a commemorative plaque.  

Dominick Pulieri, the founder of Grotto Pizza, was celebrated as an honorary commander of the DAFB for two decades and maintains a lifelong commitment of supporting the Air Force culture, including its missions, customs, and traditions. 

The restaurant also named its bar, “Al Johnson’s Flight Deck,” for Magnolia resident, local aviator and decades-long friend of Pulieri, Al Johnson.

 “We believe that the key to success at Grotto Pizza is focusing on our loyal customers and maximizing community involvement,” said Pulieri. “We’re proud to honor the DAFB and celebrate the friendship of a local pilot and longtime customer as we honor their contributions to flight and Delaware.”

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