May 18, 2017

Consumer Cellular reaches 2.5 million customers, gives 2.5 million meals

From Consumer Cellular

Consumer Cellular Employees Celebrate Major Milestone by Volunteering Together and Donating 2.5 Million Meals to Seniors and Families in Need
Consumer Cellular, the no-contract wireless provider ranked “Highest in Customer Service among Non-Contract Wireless Providers, Two Times in a Row” by J.D. Power, is making a donation to Feeding America that will provide more than 2.5 million meals* to families and seniors in need. The contribution is in honor of the company’s 2.5 millionth customer, and the employees who helped the company reach this major milestone.

To celebrate the donation, Consumer Cellular employees will come together on Saturday, May 13 from 11:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. to volunteer at the Annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive in Bend. The company’s employees in Portland, Ore. and Phoenix, Ariz. will also come together to work at their local food banks. For over 10 years the company has volunteered together quarterly, donating more than 2,500 hours. 

“On behalf of our employees and 2.5 million customers, we are thrilled to share our support with
Feeding America,” said John Marick, CEO of Consumer Cellular. “Hunger is something that affects one in 11 seniors, some of whom are likely our customers. We hope this donation will not only provide meals, but also raise awareness for the important issue of solving senior hunger.”

"Every meal makes a difference to someone struggling with hunger, and Consumer Cellular’s donation of more than 2.5 million meals will make a significant impact for families and seniors,” says Nancy Curby, Senior Vice President, Corporate Partnerships and Operations of Feeding America. This is an issue we can solve, and together with partners like Consumer Cellular, we move closer to realizing that reality.”

Consumer Cellular has a long-standing tradition of celebrating its company milestones with the community, its employees and customers. In 2015, the company donated $2 million to the Knight Cancer Challenge in recognition of its 2 millionth customer. In commemoration of its 1.5 millionth customer, Consumer Cellular asked its employees to select three national charities who each received $150,000. Those charities included the American Cancer Society, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Wounded Warrior Project.

*$1 helps provide 11 meals secured by Feeding America ® on behalf of local member food banks.

About Feeding America
Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.




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