As part of Believe AppalachiaSM, AT&T’s employee engagement initiative in West Virginia, I joined other AT&T employees at the Facing Hunger Foodbank in Huntington to pack boxes of food for families in need.
We also announced a $15,000 contribution to Facing Hunger Foodbank to help the organization feed more people in need in the region. Huntington Mayor Stephen Williams stopped by the foodbank to meet with our employees and highlight the critical work of the Facing Hunger Foodbank.
So many of our fellow West Virginians are struggling with food insecurity. That’s why we’re stepping up to help our friends and neighbors in need as part of Believe Appalachia℠. The team at Facing Hunger is doing great work, and we are happy that we could support their efforts.
What they’re saying:
“I applaud AT&T, its employees and its Believe Appalachia initiative for making this important financial contribution to the Facing Hunger Foodbank to address the issue of food insecurity in Huntington and its surrounding communities. Food insecurity boldly revealed its ugly face during the pandemic. Families, seniors and children should never have to worry about their next meal in our city. The City of Huntington will tackle food insecurity head-on during the remainder of my mayoral term. Thankfully, Huntington City Council supported my recommendation in our city budget to appropriate a $250,000 contribution to the Facing Hunger Foodbank. We know that eradicating food insecurity in our community will require everyone playing a role. We have seen AT&T’s generous support for our first responders through its Believe Appalachia initiative, and we are proud to see them now join the fight against food insecurity.” – Huntington Mayor Stephen Williams
“We are so appreciative for the gracious support we have received, and continue to receive from AT&T. We have found that the pandemic continues to impact our work, with an overall increase of 23% of those still needing our support. This gift of 135,000 meals makes an incredible difference in the lives of those we serve.” – Samantha Adams, donor relations officer, Facing Hunger Foodbank
Learn more about Facing Hunger Foodbank at www.facinghunger.org.