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By Douglas Sciorra

Armstrong Continues Efforts to Avenge Hunger

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Proceeds from Armstrong’s recent “Fall Fest,” go to Wellspring Ministries

 Pictured,L-R: Steve Rennie, Jesse Zuver, Beth Fleischman, Beth Beardsley, Bill Doezema, and Ernie Rositzke

Belfast, NY-October 14th, 2022– Armstrong conducted their fifth annual Avenge Hunger Month to provide much needed resources to over 200 community feeding programs. During the month of September, Armstrong customers, employees and community partners donated nearly 20,000 pounds of food and nearly $15,000 in monetary donations, as well as raising additional awareness via email, social media and Armstrong running television commercials.

Through the annual Avenge Hunger Month drive, Armstrong has collected over 135,000 pounds of food and $73,000 in monetary donations to share with community feeding programs over the past five years. Avenge Hunger Month also helps to increase awareness of Armstrong’s Breaking Bread initiative to stock local food pantries and soup kitchens for their busy Fall and Winter seasons.

While September, National Hunger Action Month, receives the most attention, Breaking Bread is a year-round initiative. Donations of food or money can be dropped off at any of the 15 local Armstrong offices to benefit those who are struggling with hunger and food insecurity in the communities served by Armstrong in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, West Virginia, Kentucky and Maryland.

“With the rising cost of groceries, families have found it difficult to purchase enough groceries to put food on their table.  We appreciate the generosity of our customers, employees and community partners who donate so we can help stock the shelves in the local food pantries,” said Jesse Zuver, Community Marketing Manager with Armstrong.

“Wellspring Ministries is grateful to have been chosen as the recipient of the food and monetary donations from this year’s Avenge Hunger Month drive. We are a faith-based charity located at 5993 County Rd 16 in Belfast, NY. Our purpose is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ along with providing household goods, food, and clothing to those in need. Wellspring is supported by the voluntary gifts from individuals, churches, and civic groups. As a result of prayer and financial support Wellspring is able to operate a safe and effective soup kitchen where nutritious balanced meals are served on Wednesdays and Fridays at noon. We are also able to provide emergency food boxes to individuals and families in need,” said Beth Fleischman, Chairperson of the board at Wellspring Ministries.

The Breaking Bread initiative started in 2010. Armstrong’s Breaking Bread is a four-pronged approach to giving; providing food, money, time, and awareness. Most importantly, Armstrong raises awareness about the need for food in the community. Armstrong has donated thousands of branded commercials to promote this need in our communities, as well as via social media, email, and the Armstrong Neighborhood Channel.

About Armstrong

Armstrong provides industry leading high-speed ZOOM Internet with Enhanced Wi-Fi, advanced television powered by EXP, and telephone services to residential and commercial customers in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, West Virginia, Maryland, and Kentucky. Armstrong, recognized as the 2022 Independent Cable Operator of the Year, is America’s 11th largest cable television provider, according to SNL Kagan, an offering from S&P Global Market Intelligence.

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