The Bonney Lake Food Bank is partnering with CenturyLink for an virtual fundraiser.
Through the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation, the global IT and communications services provider will match total donations to the campaign up to $1 million.
The virtual food drive will run June 4-15, and donations must be submitted through www.centurylink.com/fooddrive to be eligible for matching dollars. Individuals wishing to donate will be able to select Bonney Lake Community Resources as the recipient of their donation. The campaign website will close at 10 p.m. Central Time on the final day of the campaign.
CenturyLink has partnered with more than 140 food banks supporting communities where the company operates around the globe. Matching dollars will be allocated based on the amount of donations directed to each organization.
“CenturyLink understands the importance of a local organization who provides food access for people in need,” said Stew Bowen, Bonney Lake Food Bank’s executive director. “Community contributions are important to support our mission as we can provide up to four meals for every dollar donated and are excited about the potential to earn matching dollars.”
“CenturyLink has a long history of giving back to communities through a variety of ongoing programs and initiatives, including annual food drives,” said Sondra Smith, CenturyLink director of corporate social responsibility. “We are proud to support Bonney Lake Food Bank through the CenturyLink Campaign to Fight Hunger so they can help even more individuals and families in need.”
According to Feeding America, nearly 13 million children and more than 50 million seniors face hunger in the U.S. From a global perspective, Action Against Hunger says one in nine people worldwide do not get enough food to eat.
Over the past nine years, CenturyLink food drives, along with the matching dollars from the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation, have contributed the equivalent of more than 56 million pounds of food to local food banks throughout the company’s U.S. service areas.