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Comcast Tallahassee Employees Work Together to Bridge the Digital Divide with Community Partners

Teaming UP to Fight Hunger

Comcast employees helped pack food to fight hunger in Tallahassee at two recent events that were organized through Team UP, Comcast’s employee engagement initiative.

First, Comcast volunteers partnered with the Second Harvest of the Big Bend to pack more than 13,000 bags of food for children and low-income adults. The bags will be distributed to local schools and senior centers.

Second, Comcast volunteers helped pack 147,500 meals and 5,900 books for Title One elementary school children at the Hunger Fight Third Annual Community Outreach Event. The books and packed meals will be distributed through the local schools’ backpack programs, which provide kids in need with food for weekends and holidays.

The Second Harvest of the Big Bend and the Hunger Fight are both nonprofit organizations that seek to end food insecurity by providing healthy meals to those in need.

Information about Internet Essentials, Comcast’s signature digital equity offering that connects qualifying households to high-speed Internet for an affordable price, was included in all bagged meals.

Advancing Digital Equity for Back to School

Comcast was also a leading sponsor of the Sixth Annual Shoes4School Giveaway at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. The company’s donation helped provide 4,000 new pairs of shoes to students in need, so they have the confidence to excel in the upcoming school year.

Comcast representatives were on-site at the event to sign up attendees for the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) and share information about Internet Essentials.  The event quickly became Comcast’s most successful ACP sign-up event in Tallahassee, with 58 sign-ups.

Comcast’s community investment initiatives are a part of Project UP, the company’s $1 billion commitment to advancing digital equity for tens of millions of people over the next 10 years.

To learn more about how Comcast is connecting local communities, visit Corporate.Comcast.com/impact/project-up.

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