Groups gear up for annual ‘Comcast Cares Day’
Comcast, along with the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, United Way of Eastern New Mexico and Central Christian Church, are partnering for the 16th annual Comcast Cares Day. On Saturday, April 22 the groups will gather to “Feed Roosevelt County” at the monthly food distribution held at Central Christian Church in Portales. More than 200 volunteers are expected to participate.
Volunteers are welcome and encouraged to help distribute the food to the community alongside Comcast staff beginning at 8 a.m. T-shirts will be provided to volunteers as well as a lunch following the end of the distribution.
“We enjoy partnering with Comcast for this yearly event where we can provide a service to the community and also honor the volunteers who make it all possible.” said Food Bank Executive Director Dianna Hernandez.
“As we celebrate our 16th annual Comcast Cares Day, we are so proud to partner with the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico to give back in our community,” said Chris Dunkeson, Area Vice President, Comcast. “It’s truly amazing what’s possible when more than 200 volunteers donate their time to make a difference in the lives of others. I’m inspired by the community’s response to Comcast Cares Day, and am so thankful for the participants who help to make this effort a success today and throughout the year.”
For more information contact the Food Bank at 575-763-6130 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In its 34th year, the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico provides food to families and individuals in Curry, Roosevelt, Quay, De Baca, and Guadalupe Counties in eastern New Mexico.
Comcast Cares Day is more than just a day – it’s the culmination of Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment to volunteerism that began when the company was founded more than 50 years ago. From using technology to create positive change, such as wiring community centers and libraries and teaching digital literacy skills, to mentoring youth, to beautifying parks, Comcast NBCUniversal employees volunteer on this day, and throughout the year, to make a lasting impact. This year, the Company expects more than 100,000 volunteers to participate in approximately 900 projects across the country and around the world. To date, volunteers have contributed nearly 5 million volunteer hours at 7,700 projects since Comcast Cares Day began in 2001.
The Comcast Foundation will also provide grants to local community partner organizations across the country on behalf of everyone who volunteers on Comcast Cares Day. The grants will help Comcast’s community partners continue their mission of serving the community throughout the year. To date, the Comcast Foundation has awarded more than $20 million in grants to local non-profit organizations who have served as partners on Comcast Cares Day.