Company matches donations during annual fundraiser to fight U.S. hunger
This year, Community Action Services and Food Bank is partnering with CenturyLink for its annual Campaign to Fight Hunger, June 4-15. During this fundraising drive, the company will match donations up to $1 million.
Nonprofits around the U.S. participate in the fundraiser, which last year raised more than $900,000 from community members and employees for food banks in CenturyLink communities. The CenturyLink Foundation then matched that amount. Since 2009, CenturyLink has donated more than 56 million pounds of food because of the drive. The company started the fundraiser in 1999, which is held during the first two weeks of June every year.
"More than 13 percent of Utah County residents are food insecure, including more than 29,000 children," said W. Dave Smith, Food Bank Manager. "These families rely on school meal programs for their children, but during the summer those may not be available. So we need to ensure our food pantry is stocked to help these families fill that gap—and this drive will help significantly."
To donate and have your donation benefit Community Action Services and Food Bank—and matched by CenturyLink—go to https://donate.networkforgood. starting June 4. For more information about Community Action Services and Food Bank and how you can help the community, go to communityactionuc.org. About CenturyLink Foundation CenturyLink's Clarke M. Williams Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life and well-being of the people who live in CenturyLink communities. CenturyLink endows the foundation to support initiatives and encourages its employees to give time, talents and resources to improve their communities. For more information about the foundation's work, go here.
About Community Action Services and Food Bank: Community Action Services and Food Bank is a non-profit organization in Provo, Utah that provides a two-step process to solving poverty: first, to stabilize the person and then rebuild their lives. Since 1967, the agency has stabilized persons in need by meeting their basic critical needs (such as housing and food) while providing them with the long-term solutions they need to rebuild their financial and social self-sufficiency, enabling them to break out of poverty.