TDS donates $65,000 to 5 food banks in local service areas

TDS Telecommunications has donated $65,000 to five food pantries that serve our regional areas.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Southern Wisconsin has received a $25,000 donation, while Second Harvest East Tennessee in Knoxville, The Giving Plate in Bend, Oregon, The Utah Food Bank in St. George, Utah, and The Christian Mission in Mooresville, North Carolina have all received $10,000 each.

“The call to help has never been greater and TDS wants to do what we can to feed America now by giving back to the communities we serve,” said TDS President and CEO Jim Butman. “Food banks across the country are seeing huge increases in demand as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and, TDS wants to help those organizations who are serving those in need.”

Monetary donations are used to purchase food products in bulk or at wholesale prices, which provides more meals.

Media Contact: Cheryl McCollum | Associate Manager - Communications | TDS Telecom | 608-664-2388 |  

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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