STAMFORD, Conn. (Sept. 18, 2023) — Charter today announced a donation of $7,500 to New Covenant Center to support its food distribution program in partnership with Catholic Charities of Fairfield County through the company’s national community philanthropic program, Spectrum Employee Community Grants.
The funds will impact the Center’s soup kitchen, the largest provider of food and nutrition to those in need in lower Fairfield County.
Charter will be making a check presentation on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 11:45 a.m., to commemorate the donation at the Charter Communications headquarters at 400 Washington Blvd. in Stamford. Additionally, employees from Network Operations will be assembling 200 personal hygiene kits as part of the donation.
“New Covenant Center provides equitable access to healthy food in both our daily Soup Kitchen/Café and our 3x per week Food Pantry,” said John Gutman, Executive Director of New Covenant Center. “We are very appreciative of the donation by Spectrum employees, this helps our guests and clients, not only with the basic utility of nutritious food, but with other crucial social services to assist them in finding paths toward a better life.”
“Through Spectrum Employee Community Grants, we’re proud to provide support to vital community organizations with which our local employees are already volunteering their time and talent,” said Rahman Khan, Group Vice President of Community Impact for Charter Communications, Inc. “Together, we’re building stronger communities where our customers and employees live and work across America.”
Spectrum Employee Community Grants has provided funding to nearly 440 local nonprofits in 33 states throughout the company’s service area since its inception in July 2019.
Recipients deliver critical social services, helping underserved residents meet basic needs, including food, shelter, clothing, job training and neighborhood safety. Each awardee is nominated by one of the company’s more than 101,000 U.S. employees who has volunteered with the organization for at least one year.
More information on Spectrum’s philanthropic initiatives, including Spectrum Employee Community Grants, is available here.
Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR) is a leading broadband connectivity company and cable operator serving more than 32 million customers in 41 states through its Spectrum brand. Over an advanced communications network, the Company offers a full range of state-of-the-art residential and business services including Spectrum Internet®, TV, Mobile and Voice.
For small and medium-sized companies, Spectrum Business® delivers the same suite of broadband products and services coupled with special features and applications to enhance productivity, while for larger businesses and government entities, Spectrum Enterprise® provides highly customized, fiber-based solutions. Spectrum Reach® delivers tailored advertising and production for the modern media landscape. The Company also distributes award-winning news coverage and sports programming to its customers through Spectrum Networks. More information about Charter can be found at corporate.charter.com.
About New Covenant Center
New Covenant Center, a program of Catholic Charities of Fairfield County, Inc., is focused on hunger prevention and social services for a better life. Our facility in Stamford provides expanded basic need services to our guests. By creating a safe, warm and compassionate environment, we are taking the first steps toward empowering men, women and children to reach their full potential and regain their dignity and self-respect.