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AT&T donates wireless communications system to FeedMore WNY

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Posted at 11:13 AM, May 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 11:15:46-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW — FeedMore WNY recently received a donation of 70 communication devices from AT&T that will help increase the efficiency of the organization’s pandemic relief efforts.

The donation included 25 wireless tablets, 15 smartphones and 30 long-range two-way radios

The non-profit said this will improve communications among FeedMore WNY’s two Buffalo offices, its warehouses in Buffalo and Falconer, and its 31 home-delivered meal sites throughout Erie and Niagara counties.

AT&T also provided the organization with wireless connectivity for all of the devices to assist with the increased demand due to the COVID-19 health crisis.

FeedMore WNY said the tablets and smartphones will primarily will be used to enhance communications at home-delivered meal sites, which currently operate without Internet capabilities.

The two-way radios will allow FeedMore WNY warehouse employees to connect quickly with one another as they work to distribute more than 14 million pounds of food each year to hungry community members throughout Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties.

AT&T also is providing three months of connectivity in order to help FeedMore WNY.

“AT&T’s generous donation will enable better communication among FeedMore WNY’s employees as we work now to respond to the COVID-19 crisis, and in the long-term as we continue to provide dignity, hope and a brighter future to our Western New York neighbors in need,” said Tara Ellis, president and CEO of FeedMore WNY.