In 37 states across the country, CenturyLink team members were brainstorming ways to make summer a little brighter for their hungry neighbors, through the 2014 CenturyLink Backpack Buddies Food Drive, Denver area employees participated in the 3rd Annual CenturyLink Can-Sculpture Challenge. Teams were asked to create designs around the theme of “Front Range Food Fight” (Colorado landmarks made out of food). 4 teams participated and the winning design, the Bronco’s stadium, was selected based on employee votes. CenturyLink will make a donation in the amount of $1,000 to Food Bank of the Rockies in recognition of the winning team.
Instead of purchasing food at retail for their challenge, the teams worked with Food Bank of the Rockies to stretch their dollars further, using funds to “purchase” most of their can structure food from us. They also set up a virtual food drive to collect additional funds, with every dollar contributed totaling five pounds of food.
Every year, CenturyLink holds a company-wide summer food drive to an effort to fight childhood hunger in the communities where they live and work. They realize summer is a crucial time for many community food banks with children out of school, without access to school hosted food programs and many families struggling to put food on the table.
The CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams foundation is graciously matching to local food banks, $1.00 for every pound of food donated this year, up to $1 million company-wide.
Red Rocks, the 1801 California tower, Bronco’s Stadium (the winning structure) and a train, complete with dry ice “smoke” and a light competed this year.
Thank you CenturyLink for helping us feed hope this summer!