Spectrum has made a $5,000 donation to Foodlink to support efforts to combat the recent rise in need for emergency food assistance in the Rochester area.
The communications company also donated $1,000 to the West Webster Volunteer Fireman’s Association through its national community philanthropic program, Spectrum Employee Community Grants.
The ceremonial check presentation to Foodlink was made Thursday morning at the Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables free cooking demonstration at the Rochester Public Market.
“With continued support from organizations like Spectrum, Foodlink can mobilize a diverse network of community partners to meet the recent rise in food insecurity we’re seeing in the Rochester region,” Julia Tedesco, Foodlink president and CEO, said in a news release. “During a time when the need remains high across our 10-county service area, this support will help provide food to those in need of assistance.”
The West Webster Volunteer Fireman’s Association will use the donation to support fire prevention education programs.
Recipients of funding through Spectrum’s Employee Community Grants Program deliver critical social services, and each awardee is nominated by a company employee who has volunteered with that organization for at least one year.
“Grants such as these allow us to both continue and enhance our efforts to educate our community members,” West Webster District Chief Brian Kelly said. “West Webster provides fire prevention education and outreach to thousands of citizens each year from K-12 students to the many senior living facilities in our district.
Said Jim Goodfellow, area vice president for Charter Communications: “Together, we’re building stronger communities where our customers and employees live and work across America.”
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