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Spectrum Donates $2,500 to Food Bank of Central New York

Friday, November 19, 2021

SYRACUSE, NY – Food Bank of Central New York will receive a $2,500 donation from Spectrum to expand its “Fresh Foods” initiative just in time for Thanksgiving. The “Fresh Foods” program delivers fresh produce, dairy and bread that is donated by area grocery stores to community organizations for distribution to neighborhood residents. Additionally, Spectrum’s donation will provide a turkey to go along with the “Fresh Foods” pre-packaged items so families in need can share a nice meal for Thanksgiving.

“Thanksgiving is a special time of year, even more meaningful given the challenges of the pandemic,” said Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh. “By joining their efforts, the Food Bank of Central New York, our community grocery stores and Spectrum are all helping families in Syracuse to be able to gather around the table and celebrate this holiday.”

 “Food Bank of Central New York is excited to partner with Spectrum and The Honorable Ben Walsh during this Friday’s Fresh Foods distribution at Syracuse Community Center,” said Brian McManus, Chief Operations Officer at Food Bank of Central New York. “We host this monthly distribution to provide nutritious, perishable foods to individuals and families struggling with hunger on the south side of Syracuse. Through the support of Spectrum, we are able to distribute 150 frozen turkeys in addition to the fresh produce and dairy boxes provided by the Food Bank.”

 “Spectrum is proud to lend support to organizations, like the Food Bank of Central New York and the important work they do in communities,” said Camille Joseph, Group Vice President, State Government Affairs for Charter Communications. “Together, we’re building stronger communities where our customers and employees live and work.”

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