Monday, June 3, 2013

June 2013: CenturyLink employees, communities to participate in national food drive

May 31, 20132

Derek Kelly, (252) 378-8022

CenturyLink employees, communities to participate in national food drive
CenturyLink Foundation to support efforts with up to $1 million match

WAKE FOREST, N.C. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) will hold its annual CenturyLink Feed the Children Backpack Buddies Food Drive June 3-7 in hundreds of company locations across the country. As part of this effort, CenturyLink is inviting local community members to join employees in supporting the Food Bank of the Albemarle.

Community members who want to help support the drive can bring non-perishable food items and monetary donations (please write check directly to “Food Bank of the Albemarle”) to the CenturyLink store at 104 S. Cobb Street; located on the corner of Cobb and Fearing Street. More information on Food Bank of the Albemarle’s needs and a list of acceptable donations can be found here:

The CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation has pledged to match donations at $1 per pound of food up to 1 million pounds nationwide, providing the opportunity to increase individual donations with the support of this match.  

“We appreciate our friends and neighbors who will join our employees in this worthwhile endeavor to improve the quality of life in our communities,” said Rondi Furgason, CenturyLink’s vice president and general manager for eastern North Carolina. “Hunger is a need that is prevalent throughout the U. S. Together, we are working to help address this issue across the country as well as here in Pasquotank County.”

In addition, CenturyLink recently donated $25,000 to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma to help those impacted by the recent tornado in Moore, Okla. To increase the impact of disaster relief efforts in the Moore area, the company will also make it possible for employee donations to that food bank to be included in the company’s annual food drive, which will also be eligible for the CenturyLink Foundation’s match.

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