POULSBO — Century Link will present a check for $3,145.02 to North Kitsap Fishline Food Bank on Oct. 3, 1:30 p.m.
The check represents money raised by local CenturyLink employees; the food bank has already received a check for matching funds from the company.
The check also represents the commitment of CenturyLink employees nationwide to assist food banks in the communities they serve.
In late June, CenturyLink held the CenturyLink Feed the Children Backpack Buddies Food Drive in 650 company locations across the country. To support its employees’ efforts, the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation contributed $1 million to the drive.
Local CenturyLink employees donated funds and food, and their efforts were matched by the company.
Food banks can purchase food at a lower cost per pound than the average person could at a store, estimated on average to be six pounds of food per dollar given. Based on this calculation, CenturyLink employees, community members and the foundation donated more than 7.7 million pounds of food to food banks across the country.