Armstrong's 2019 Avenge Hunger Month Helps Feed Hungry Families
2019 Avenge Hunger Month Helps Feed Hungry Families
Cecil County, MD – October 15, 2019 – Armstrong conducted the second annual Avenge Hunger Month during September and nearly 220 community feeding programs received resources to help with their mission to fight food insecurity. Avenge Hunger month generated the following resources: 41,616 pounds of food, $12,264 in monetary donations and 93 hours in volunteer time.
Avenge Hunger Month helped to increase awareness of Armstrong’s Breaking Bread initiative to stock local food pantries and soup kitchens for the busy Fall and Winter seasons. Breaking Bread began in 2010, aiming to provide resources for community organizations and other social services that help to feed those in need.
The donations were collected at Armstrong’s 16 local offices located in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky and Maryland, plus the Corporate office and Customer Service Center in Butler, PA. Avenge Hunger Month was successful due to the involvement of Armstrong employees and community partners who assisted in the gathering of donations. Theses partners included schools, community organizations and businesses.
Heather Uzdilla, Community Marketing Manager, commented that “The original goal of Breaking Bread was to feed the hungry in the communities we live in, work in and provide service. Through Avenge Hunger Month, Armstrong is able to fulfill this goal by providing necessary resources to help stock local food pantries for the holidays and winter season.”
One of the organizations that received food from the Avenge Hunger Month collection was Mason-Dixon Community Services with offices in Maryland and Pennsylvania and serving approximately 2,100 individuals each quarter. Cynthia Abbott, Executive Director, shared that “The last quarter of the year is always the time we have the greatest demand for food as clients receive their normal quantities of food but also receive additional holiday food for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Avenge Hunger was perfect timing for our increased need.”
Breaking Bread is a year-round initiative. Donations of food or money can be dropped off at any of the 16 local Armstrong offices to benefit those who are struggling with hunger and food insecurity in those communities.
Armstrong provides industry leading high-speed Internet, television and telephone service to residential and commercial customers in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, West Virginia, Maryland and Kentucky. As of Q2 2018, Armstrong is America’s 11th largest cable television provider, according to SNL Kagan, an offering from S&P Global Market Intelligence.