Armstrong Campaign Raises $9K for Local Food Banks

BOARDMAN, Ohio — A virtual event conducted by Armstrong raised nearly $9,000 for local food banks and pantries, and involved more than 250 participants who ran, walked or biked from any location they selected.

The Breaking Bread Virtual 5K Run and Walk was held from May 20 to May 31. It marked the 10th anniversary of Breaking Bread, the company’s initiative to help feed those in need in the communities it serves.

“We knew we really needed to help our food banks at a time like this,” said Greg Rhoton, Armstrong community marketing and local programming manager. “While we couldn’t gather to walk or run together, the important part was that our community still connected and supported the event.”

Breaking Bread was started by Armstrong on March 8, 2010. Funds raised during the annual campaigns are distributed to local feeding programs throughout the Armstrong service areas in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, West Virginia, Maryland and Kentucky.

Finisher’s medals were sent to participant’s homes so they could celebrate their accomplishment and share their support of the Breaking Bread program, Rhoton said.

Armstrong, based in Butler, Pa., provides high-speed Internet with enhanced Wi-Fi, advanced television powered by EXP, and telephone services to residential and commercial customers. The company is America’s 11th largest cable television provider, according to SNL Kagan.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.