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Giving back in Charlottesville

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At Ting, we pride ourselves on making positive contributions to communities throughout the Charlottesville, Virginia, area. In addition to supporting local homes and businesses with blazing-fast, always-reliable fiber internet in Charlottesville, we’re consistently looking for ways to empower and uplift the community through our charitable and volunteer support for people in need.

When we commit to building a new Ting town, we’re declaring our intent to invest in that local community. Ting towns are about more than making high-speed internet available to every home, which is why we remain a long-time partner of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, supporting food distribution to food-insecure households in Charlottesville and neighboring communities.

Do good together

This holiday season, Ting is giving back to Charlottesville residents for each new customer who signs up for fiber internet. From December 1 through January 15, 2022, with each install, Ting will donate $25 to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank to spread goodwill and joy throughout the communities it serves. In addition, each new fiber internet customer will receive free installation and a free router for their new service.

In today’s day and age, access to high-speed internet is a necessity for everyday life, and so is reliable access to healthy food. Since its founding in 1981, the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank has grown into the largest hunger relief program serving western and central Virginia, working with 207 community partners and 187 program sites to expand its food distribution services to 25 counties and eight cities across the state.

Each month, the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank serves nearly 120,000 individuals and has managed to increase its support as local residents have experienced greater economic and food insecurity during the pandemic. Through last year’s promotional campaign, Ting was able to provide close to 2,500 meals to local residents.

“Twenty-five dollars can help provide 100 meals, which means this promotion can make a big impact,” says Sarah Mallan, community engagement coordinator at Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. “Participating customers not only get connected to digital networks but also become part of community networks made up of neighbors helping those who struggle with hunger.”

When everyone has access to high-quality food, high-speed internet and other essentials of everyday life, our communities become healthier, happier and safer places to live.

Want to help us make a difference? Sign up for Ting fiber internet today and help us stock the shelves of your local food bank.