UTICA - A local food pantry got a little extra help feeding hungry people Monday morning.
Dot Foods New York is donating $30,000 to six food pantries, allowing each to choose $5,000 worth of product from Dot's inventory based on their own local needs.
Monday morning the Seeds of Hope food pantry on Genesee Street took their turn 'shopping.'
Officials with Dot Foods explained why such charitable giving is so important to them.
“We at Dot Foods think it's important for us to reach out to the community, and be a bigger part of the community. This is one way to do that. We partner up with a variety of different pantries over the course of every summer to do what we can to provide to the community," said general manager Adam Smith.
Dot Foods is the nation's largest food redistributor. Their local office is based in Liverpool, New York.