MONROE, LA – CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) employees and the company’s local communities collected 2.23 million pounds of food and raised $1.8 million in the 2015 CenturyLink Backpack Buddies Food Drive, which took place June 1-12 in hundreds of company locations across the country.
To further support its employees’ efforts, the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation contributed a $1 million match to local food bank beneficiaries through the drive. This is the sixth year for CenturyLink’s nationwide drive, with more than 47 million pounds of food donated since the program’s inception.
Food banks can purchase and distribute food at a lower cost per pound than the average person could at a store. Many food banks can distribute up to six pounds of food per dollar donated. Based on this calculation, CenturyLink employees, community members and the Foundation donated a total of 19 million pounds of food to 172 food banks in 34 states.
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.