C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., based in Keene, NH, is the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation. Founded in 1918 as a supplier to independent grocery stores, C&S now services customers of all sizes, supplying more than 14,000 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases, and institutions with over 140,000 different products.
C&S Wholesale Grocers has demonstrated its support of the healthiest community initiative by joining Healthy Monadnock’s Organizational Champion program in 2017.
C&S Wholesale Grocers is working with a worksite wellness advisor from the Healthy Monadnock Champions program to strengthen its existing worksite wellness plan that includes support for physical activity, nutritious eating and a family-friendly workplace. Some initiatives already underway include:
• A free onsite fitness camp that provides organized group physical activity programs for employees. The company also offers bike racks, basketball hoops and showers. Several departments have regular kickball games; the company also sponsors employees who participate in community sports leagues.
• The company provides and promotes its free onsite organic community gardens; it also offers a series of educational classes about nutrition for its employees.
• C&S also provides several onsite mother’s rooms as a private space for employees to express breast milk.
“Through their existing wellness efforts and working with the Champions program,” said Katherine McLaughlin, manager of the Champions program, “C&S earned all five Healthy Designation Badges: Tobacco Free, Well Nourished, Physical Activity, Family Friendly, and Building Resilience. They exemplify well-rounded worksite wellness.”