Richmond food bank to get grant, local officials to hand out food

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) — Spectrum representatives, State Rep. Deanna Frazier, Richmond City Manager Robbie Minerich and Judge Executive Reagan Taylor will be distributing food to clients of the God’s Outreach Madison Food Bank at its Richmond facility at 1512 East Main Street on Monday, April 26 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

At the event, Spectrum will make a $10,000 donation to the Richmond-based organization through the company’s national community philanthropic program, Spectrum Employee Community Grants, part of a $1 million programming commitment through year-end 2021.

The grant will help the organization provide supplemental and emergency food for residents of Madison County through a joint effort of volunteers who work together to make the best possible use of all available resources so no one will suffer from lack of food according to Madison County Food Bank Director Anthony Lowery.

“Receiving $10,000 from Charter enables us to purchase food for our ongoing supplemental programs, the Backpack Program, and our ministry to the homeless.  With the aftermath of the historic flooding in Estill County, the grant is significant in helping us reassemble and serve this hurting community,” he said.

Spectrum Regional Vice President of Operations, Mark Dunford, said he is pleased the grant was suggested by one of Spectrum’s Kentucky employees.

“Through Spectrum Employee Community Grants, we’re proud to provide support to vital community organizations with which our local employees are already volunteering their time and talent. Together, we’re building stronger communities where our customers and employees live and work across America,” he said.

Spectrum Employee Community Grants has provided funding to more than 250 local nonprofits in 30 states throughout the company’s service area since its inception in July 2019.

Recipients deliver critical social services, helping underserved residents meet basic needs, including food, shelter, clothing, job training and neighborhood safety. Each awardee is nominated by one of the company’s 96,000 U.S. employees who has volunteered with the organization for at least one year.

Spectrum Employee Community Grants are one of several philanthropic programs at Charter Communications, Inc. — which operates the Spectrum brand — developed to support communities where the company provides service and where its employees live and work.

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