CenturyLink donates to Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank

August 14, 2012

By Staff

CenturyLink employees and community members collected 313,665 pounds of food for local food banks, including the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, in a recent campaign.

The 2012 CenturyLink Feed the Children Backpack Buddies Food Drive ran nationwide from June 25-29. Organizers announced the results Aug. 9.

The nonprofit CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation also contributed $1 million to the drive.

Because food banks can purchase food at a lower cost per pound than the average person could at a store — estimated on average to be 6 pounds of food per $1 given — the foundation estimated the monetary donations could be used to purchase more than 7.7 million pounds of food to food banks across the United States.

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