ISELIN, N.J., Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Domino Foods, Inc. is further strengthening its commitment to help the communities ravaged by Hurricane Sandy by contributing $50,000 to The American Red Cross for its relief and rebuilding efforts in the Northeast.
Domino Sugar, which owns a refinery on the Hudson River in New York and whose sales office is headquartered in New Jersey, launched the first phase of its giving program over the Thanksgiving holiday with a donation to The American Red Cross of 30,200 lbs. of assorted Domino® Sugar products, including granulated and organic sugar, sugar packets, coffee service canisters, Dominade® powdered drink mixes and brown and powdered sugars. The food supplies were shipped from Domino Sugar's Baltimore refinery and distributed to local food drives through The Community Food Bank of New Jersey.
"All of us that live in the storm-impacted areas have dealt with power-related outages, falling trees and in some cases, even surge flooding," said Brian O'Malley, President of Domino Foods. "Fortunately, even though our New York refinery was shut down for almost two weeks, our employees personally were spared the most severe havoc Hurricane Sandy brought to our tri-state community. But, not all in our communities were so fortunate. We witnessed the tremendous response of The American Red Cross, who were among the first on the scene providing assistance to those that lost literally everything. Our $50,000 donation to The Red Cross is another way to assist and thank them for the services they are providing, and also to give back in a meaningful way to our fellow citizens who continue to struggle in the aftermath of the storm."
Domino Sugar and its employees are a part of the fabric of the communities in the Northeast, as Domino has been continuously producing sugar in the region for 110 years. The company's commitment to the rebuilding efforts is personified in the individual volunteer efforts of its employees.
Given the spirit of these efforts, Domino Sugar has also set up a microsite where its employees and partners can join the company in support of The American Red Cross. Anyone who would like to join Domino Sugar is welcome to visit https://american.redcross.org/dominofoods-emp.
Domino Sugar is owned by American Sugar Refining, Inc., the world's largest producer of refined cane sugar. The company produces a full line of consumer, industrial, food service and specialty sweetener products. Across North America, American Sugar owns and operates six sugar refineries, specialty sweetener production facilities and a strategic warehousing and distribution system that provide seamless production and delivery of its products to customers across the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the European Union, the company owns and operates sugar refineries in England and Portugal. American Sugar also owns sugar mills in Mexico and Belize. American Sugar is owned by Florida Crystals Corporation and Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida.
SOURCE Domino Foods, Inc.