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Phone company donates food

Published: Saturday, July 19, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

DIXON – CenturyLink Inc. employees and area communities collected 666,204 pounds of food and $767,219 during the 2014 CenturyLink Backpack Buddies Feed the Children Food Drive June 2-13.

The CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation contributed a $1 million match to local food bank beneficiaries through the drive.

In its fifth year, the company has donated more than 27 million pounds of food.

Locally, more than 1,321 pounds of food (including monetary donations, actual food items and the foundation match) were raised for the Dixon Community Food Pantry.

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