Associates across Sparklight® and the other Cable One® family of brands (Fidelity, Clearwave, Hargray and ValuNet) pitched in this holiday season to help feed families in need by donating more than nine tons of food to local food banks throughout the company’s 24-state footprint.
John Drake, Food Drive Coordinator for St. Mary’s Food Bank in Phoenix, said the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a significant impact on St. Mary’s Food Bank and food banks around the country, as the need for assistance remains higher than pre-pandemic levels.
“We are very fortunate to have the support of incredible companies like Cable One,” Drake said. “The donations we’ve received from their generous employees have a direct impact on the 300,000 meals St. Mary’s distribute every day. We cannot thank Cable One enough for the work and commitment that went into making their annual food drive so impactful!”
Cable One President and CEO Julie Laulis said that while it’s an annual tradition for the company to hold a holiday food drive, the initiative has taken on greater urgency over the past two years with local food banks experiencing substantial strain due to the increased number of community members in need.
“We are committed to doing our part to help alleviate hunger in the cities and towns we serve,” Laulis said. “Our local communities need our support now more than ever and we hope our donations help ease the strain on families who are working hard just to make ends meet.”