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Charter’s “Movies for Food” Supports Community Food Pantries

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The sight of empty shelves at local food pantries is an all-to-often occurrence these days. Food banks find themselves serving more families in need than ever before.

Over the years, employees and customers of Charter Communications across the country have participated in food-donation efforts that benefit their communities, and this year is no exception.  Movies for Food is a nationwide donation program created by Charter to help re-stock empty food pantry shelves in the community.

Charter employees in Michigan know that local food pantries are wrestling with the same dilemma facing other food banks and pantries across the country.  As the economic downturn continues, the need for donations has become critical.

“Holiday time is especially difficult for many Michigan families,” said Joe Boullion, Vice President and General Manager of Charter Michigan. “Our Movies for Food program enables us to help families who may experience tough times this winter. This is the impetus for Charter to work alongside The Michigan Harvest Gathering; offering Charter On Demand movie coupons for food donations; and giving away an HDTV, a year of the Charter Bundle with HD and many other great prizes.”

Customers donating four non-perishable food items will receive an On Demand movie coupon, (cable channel 1 with a Charter digital receiver). Customers donating 8 or more non-perishable food items will receive two On Demand movie coupons. 

Over the last several years, Charter employees and customers collected and donated more than 29,000 non-perishable food items to local food pantries. 

Charter’s partnership with The Michigan Harvest Gathering guarantees that food donations are distributed in the community where the donation was received. Residents and Charter customers may visit any one of Charter’s offices throughout Michigan to drop off the non-perishable food items.     

Charter’s Movies for Food program is currently under way and is accepting donations through Friday, Dec. 31. More information is available at www.charter.com/moviesforfood.

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