LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nov. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions, today announced a canned food donation drive taking place at its corporate offices and 25 retail locations through Dec. 7. 

According to the aid group Feeding America, more than 41 million people – that’s one in eight Americans – struggle with food insecurity, and more than 12 million of those are children.

“Windstream’s canned food drives are a way of connecting people in our communities and letting them know that we’re here for those in need,” said Jeff Auman, senior vice president of consumer and small business sales at Windstream. “We hope this campaign encourages people to think about what they may have to share with others.”

Windstream plans to donate the canned food to local charities including United Way of the Midlands, Feed the Hungry and Second Harvest.

Residents in Windstream communities can drop off non-perishable food cans, boxes and unopened containers at any Windstream retail location.  For a complete list of retail locations and hours, visit www.windstream.com/about/windstream-information/Store-Finder. For more information, visit blog.winstream.com/cannedfooddrive.

About Windstream

Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIN), a FORTUNE 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions. Windstream provides data networking, core transport, security, unified communications and managed services to mid-market, enterprise and wholesale customers across the U.S. The company also offers broadband, entertainment and security services for consumers and small and medium-sized businesses primarily in rural areas in 18 states. Services are delivered over multiple network platforms including a nationwide IP network, our proprietary cloud core architecture and on a local and long-haul fiber network spanning approximately 150,000 miles. Additional information is available at windstream.com or windstreamenterprise.com. Please visit our newsroom at news.windstream.com or follow us on Twitter at @Windstream or @WindstreamBiz.

Windstream Contact:

Scott Morris
Scott.l.morris@windstream.com
501.748.5342