For nine years (and counting), Antietam Broadband has donated food to the Maryland Food Bank — Western Branch, and 2020 is no different. The Herald-Mail reported that pre-COVID, 1.5 million Marylanders were already experiencing hunger, and the pandemic has added to that total.
Antietam, a local cable and internet provider, hosted a virtual event, matching online monetary donations and adding $25 to the pot for every upgrade and new service installation. The total raised, including matching funds, was $13,335, according to the Herald-Mail.
“Without support from companies like Antietam Broadband, the Maryland Food Bank could not meet the demand for food assistance that has become even more pressing during the COVID19 pandemic,” said Frank Ducey, regional program director at the Maryland Food Bank — Western Branch. “We greatly value Antietam’s partnership and their commitment to aiding food-insecure families across Western Maryland during this difficult time.”
Brian Lynch, president of Antietam Broadband, said this year’s effort left him “humbled.” “We are extremely grateful to our staff and our customers for supporting this annual event,” he said in a news release. “COVID-19 has been a difficult time for everyone and has caused more families than ever to become food insecure. I am humbled by the support of our customers and our continued ability to help the needs of our community.”
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