Consolidated Communications made a $7,500 contribution to ECHO Food Shelf in Mankato as part of its efforts to support individuals and families affected by COVID-19 in the communities it serves.
Record numbers of people are experiencing hunger due to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. With many unemployed as businesses closed and schools curtailed feeding programs, the demand on food banks and food pantries has grown exponentially.
Recognizing the increased need, Consolidated is endeavoring to help important local programs providing nutritious food and meals to those who are food insecure by committing a total of $75,000 across its service area.
“Our tradition of giving is rooted in supporting organizations that make a significant impact within our markets and where our employees live and work,” said Jennifer Spaude, senior vice president of corporate communications and investor relations. “We’re pleased to support ECHO Food Shelf, particularly during this time of heightened demand, and are committed to helping our communities recover.”
In addition to its COVID-19 relief efforts, the Company’s core value of Building a Stronger Community is evident through its ongoing commitment to other local community investments, which totaled over $2 million in 2019 across its 23-state service area, and its support of employee volunteer efforts, including during the pandemic.
More information on the Company’s response to COVID-19 and how it is helping customers is available at consolidated.com/covid.