On behalf of its employees, Mediacom Communications is contributing $100,000 to a network of community food banks to help families in need of food assistance.
The cash donations will be made directly to organizations connected to the Feeding America network including $10,000 contributions to both the Food Bank of Iowa and the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley. Iowa is the state with Mediacom’s largest number of employees and customers, and New York’s Hudson Valley is home to the company’s corporate offices.
Mediacom founder, CEO and Chairman Rocco B. Commisso said, “As a company, we are fortunate to serve 1,500 small and mid-sized cities and towns across 22 states. I know I speak for all of our employees when I say how important it is to help our friends and neighbors in these communities during their time of need.”
According to data from Feeding America, 1 in 6 Americans faces food insecurity due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition to its food bank contribution, Mediacom in recent months quadrupled company resources used to help low-income families with K-12 students receive home internet service. The program, Connect2Compete, is available in all Mediacom service areas to provide low-cost internet access for virtual learning.
Mediacom also recently signed on to the K-12 Bridge to Broadband initiative to help school districts close digital gaps among student families.