06/24/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 06/24/2019 15:52
AT&T Delivers on Commitment to Arkansas With 'Believe Arkansas' Initiative to Fight Hunger
Campaign Includes Collaboration with Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, $100K in Donations, Food Collection Drives, Volunteer Deployment
AT&T has a long-standing commitment to the future of Arkansas, and through our new initiative - Believe ArkansasSM - the women and men of AT&T are working with community leaders and organizations to combat hunger and food insecurity in the state.
AT&T leaders announced the initiative today at the state capitol with Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance Executive Director Kathy Webb.
'Fighting hunger has been among the great challenges of Arkansans for generations,' Governor Hutchinson said. 'Through partnerships and commitment like we see today from AT&T and the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, we can ensure that many more Arkansas children and families have the food and nourishment they need.'
AT&T Arkansas State President Ronnie Dedman said Believe Arkansas is an extension of AT&T Believes, company-wide initiative designed to create positive change in local communities. Elements of Believe Arkansas include:
'AT&T employees are the heart of Believe Arkansas,' Dedman said. 'Our employees are committed to making sure children and families in their own communities, many times their neighbors, don't go to bed hungry.'
'For many years, AT&T has been a valuable partner in the fight against hunger and food insecurity, and we are not surprised to see the company take their commitment to the next level by launching Believe Arkansas,' Kathy Webb said.