This grant will help to purchase staple items that COTS, Inc. does not typically receive from local food pantries and donations, such as cooking oil, butter and spices. In addition, the funds will allow COTS, Inc. to offer special events for residents, such as Packers parties complete with game-day food, cook-outs during the summer and holiday meals – a critical component in giving residents fun, healthy replacement activities that do not involve drugs and alcohol.
“We cannot express how much this means to COTS and our residents,” said Lindsey Dalton, development director at COTS, Inc. “This will give us the ability to purchase staple items for our residents that we otherwise wouldn’t be able to offer, provide food for those with special dietary needs, and offer special events.”
Each grant is funded through the Cousins Subs’ Make It Better Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization established in 2013. The Make It Better Foundation aims to improve the general welfare and quality of life in the communities Cousins Subs serves and addresses three areas of interest that are vital to any community: health and wellness, hunger and youth education. Since its inception, the Make It Better Foundation has awarded more than $250,000 to nonprofit organizations throughout the state of Wisconsin.
“Every day Cousins Subs moves forward with the mindset to make it better for the communities we call home,” said Justin McCoy, director on Cousins Subs Make It Better Foundation board. “By funding statewide nonprofit organizations that align with our Foundation’s three pillars – hunger, youth education and health & wellness – we’re able to conduct our business each day with this mindset, and carry out our legacy of giving.”
Interested nonprofit and community organizations can visit cousinssubs.com/foundation to find out more information on eligibility and how to apply.