TDS Telecom donates $14K to local food pantries

Madison, Wisconsin – TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) is announcing its end-of-year donations to several Dane County food pantries. The Madison, Wisconsin-based telecommunications company made seven $2,000 donations to assist thousands of families who may be faced with food insecurities this winter. The annual gift is part of the TDS Connecting With Our Communities program.

“It’s been a difficult year for many families and it’s our way of giving back to the communities we serve,” said Kit Beyer, director of External Affairs and Communications.

TDS provided a $2,000 donation to each of the following food banks:  Middleton Outreach Ministry, Badger Prairie Needs Network, Waunakee Ecumenical Board, The River Food Pantry, Lussier Community Education Center Pantry, Sun Prairie Emergency Food Pantry, and Oregon Area Food Pantry.

“We are very grateful to TDS Connecting With Our Communities for their generous donation this holiday season," said Julie Wiedmeyer, director of Development at The River Food Pantry, South Central Wisconsin's busiest food pantry. "The River will use the funds to provide healthy groceries and meals to thousands of food-insecure children, seniors, veterans, and families throughout Dane County.”

“We are so grateful for the support of TDS and the community. Because of generous donations like this, we are able to provide a robust variety of nourishing foods to those we serve,” said Ellen Carlson, executive director of Middleton Outreach Ministry.

These donations are in addition to an $8,000 donation to the Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin earlier this month. TDS Telecom associates selected Second Harvest as their charity of choice in a company-wide vote.

Helping the communities where TDS offers services is an important part of the company’s mission. In addition to these donations, TDS also provides associates with 16 hours of paid time off every year to volunteer at the 501(c)(3) organization of their choice through its Be Good Citizens program.


Media Contact: Mark Schaaf | Associate Manager - Communications | TDS Telecom | 414-326-3588 |  

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to a mix of small to mid-sized urban, suburban and rural communities throughout the U.S. With 1.2 million connections, TDS is a rapidly growing technology company. Powered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies, TDS delivers up to 8 Gigabit internet speeds and offers internet-protocol based TV entertainment solutions along with traditional phone services. TDS also offers businesses VoIP advanced communications solutions, dedicated internet service, data networking, and hosted-managed services. Visit

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs 3,600 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company. Founded in 1969, Telephone and Data Systems provides wireless, broadband, video and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately 6 million connections nationwide through its businesses: UScellular, TDS Telecom, and OneNeck IT Solutions. Visit

Search Newsroom

Not finding what you're looking for?

Visit our support site for FAQs, how-tos, and other useful resources.