The AT&T Foundation is donating $15,000 to Feeding the Gulf Coast in Gulfport to support those most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The contribution will be used to help provide meals for children, families and seniors along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
“Our Mississippi service area is particularly vulnerable, where over 80,500 individuals struggle with food insecurity at some point in the year,” said Cyndy Baggett, vice presient of Development and Marketing for Feeding the Gulf Coast. “The COVID-19 pandemic has created additional economic challenges for individuals who struggle with hunger. This generous donation from the AT&T Foundaiton will help alleviate the stress the COVID-19 virus has created in our communities by providing an opportunity for Feeding the Gulf Coast to gain access to additional resources that will provide nutritious hunger-relief to so many in need. We are incredibly grateful for their support to address this growing health crisis along the Central Gulf Coast.”
Feeding the Gulf Coast operates three branches and facilities along the Central Gulf Coast. Together, these facilities in partnership with more than 400 agencies distribute over 20 million pounds of food annually to a 24-county service area through the food bank’s hunger relief programs.
“Whether we’re working to keep our customers connected or working alongside groups like Feeding the Gulf Coast to help meet the needs of first responders, the AT&T Mississippi team remains focused on the strength of the communities we serve,” said Mayo Flynt, AT&T president – Mississippi.
For more information on how AT&T is supporting communities and responding to COVID-19, please visit https://about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html#.