TDS donating and raising funds for free Thanksgiving meals

The company will match donations up to $2,500 to help those in need in Madison-area communities

TDS Telecom (TDS®) is partnering with Pancake Café Stoughton, Mentoring Positives, Palate Pleasures LLC, and Primal Strength & Fitness to deliver free, professionally prepared, Thanksgiving dinners to individuals in need living in Stoughton, Oregon, McFarland, and the east side of Madison. The goal is to raise $5,000 to provide at least 500 free meals to residents. TDS is matching donations up to $2,500 for the first-time program.

“We hope people will open their hearts and donate to help make Thanksgiving special for everyone in these communities,” says Curtis Hall, associate manager of Field Marketing for TDS. “Many are really struggling right now, and TDS is proud to be working with these great organizations and businesses on this effort.”

Tax-deductible donations can be made online at Please type “Thanksgiving” in the comment field. Checks made out to Mentoring Positives Inc. can be dropped off at Pancake Café of Stoughton located at 2430 State Hwy 138, Stoughton, Wisconsin. TDS is matching funds up to $2,500. The deadline for donations is November 23, 2020.

The meals will be prepared, packaged, and delivered from the Pancake Café, Stoughton  and recipients will be identified by the Stoughton Area Resource Team and Joining Forces For Family.

Any questions about the Thanksgiving dinner giveaway can contact Drew Ghelfi at Pancake Café Stoughton.



Media Contact: Missy Kellor, Associate Manager-Communications | TDS | 608-664-4836 |

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 3,400 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS]. 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

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