Qwest to Present the Community Food Bank With $25,000 Gift on December 24, 2008

Jim Campbell, President of Qwest Arizona will visit the Community Food Bank in Tucson on Wednesday, December 24, 2008 to present the organization with a donation of $25,000.  The presentation will take place 1:30 PM at the Community Food Bank, 3003 S. Country Club Road.

Qwest and Qwest Pioneers have been organizing food drive donations for the Food Bank for more than 25 years.  Qwest Pioneers have also volunteered time and made monetary donations in the early spring when holiday giving typically falls off, but the need remains high.

“As we head into the holiday season, the Qwest Foundation is pleased to contribute to the Community Food Bank as they work tirelessly to assist those in need,” said Jim Campbell, President of Qwest Arizona.  “According to Feeding America, one in eight Americans does not always know where their next meal will come from.  The Community Food Bank is experiencing a 36% increase in demand for food assistance over one year ago.  Qwest is honored and humbled to assist in any way we can.”

The Qwest Foundation’s core principle is that investing in people and communities provides lasting value for the future.  The Qwest Foundation awards grants to community-based programs that generate high-impact and measurable results, focusing on pre-K through grade 12 education.

For more information, contact Mark Molzen at (602) 630-8224 or Jack Parris at (520) 622-0525 x 215