NEW YORK, NY – (January 21, 2021) – Suddenlink, the local provider of internet, TV and phone services, recently launched a partnership with Food Network to provide free meal vouchers to the Lake Charles, Louisiana community as part of an ongoing effort to support residents and local businesses in the aftermath of Hurricanes Laura and Delta.

The $50,000 worth of vouchers, which were distributed earlier this week at the Suddenlink store in Lake Charles and through several local nonprofit agencies, were available to any resident of Calcasieu Parish and are redeemable at two locally owned restaurants, The Salad Station and Southern Spice Restaurant & Grill.

"Thank you to Suddenlink for the commitment of $50,000 of meal vouchers for the residents of Southwest Louisiana,” said Senator Ronnie Johns. “The need for help for so many of our citizens affected by the devastation of Hurricanes Laura and Delta continues today. We very much appreciate Suddenlink for recognizing our needs and for their generosity in a very challenging time in our history."

“Altice USA’s Suddenlink teams have been hyper-focused on not only ensuring customers have access to their connectivity services, but also finding ways to support residents and local businesses as they recover from the destruction caused by the hurricanes,” said Robbie Lee, vice president of regional operations for Suddenlink. “We are pleased to partner with Food Network to provide meals to the Lake Charles community while supporting local businesses.”

This initiative is just one of many that the company has implemented in their commitment to support the community. Others include:

  • Donations of more than $260,000, including a $50,000 donation to the Community Foundation of Southwestern Louisiana and $100,000 in free advertising time for the Red Cross
  • Partnering with the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance to provide local businesses with advertising opportunities and education on business services in addition to a $25,000 donation to support regional development
  • Providing 500 care bags and 300 gift cards from local restaurants to those in need
  • Activating the company’s Employee Disaster Relief Fund to assist employees directly affected by the natural disasters
  • Establishing WiFi connectivity zones in impacted areas where residents can access free WiFi

Suddenlink remains committed to rebuilding Lake Charles and since the storms has rebuilt infrastructure, installed new fiber optic technology, and more. For more information on Suddenlink’s efforts during this time, visit suddenlink.com/lakecharles.

Additionally, Discovery, Food Network’s parent company, is a mission-driven company and through its RISE Initiative the company is committed to improving access to basic human needs globally. In partnership with Save the Children, Discovery is helping to provide critical nutrition, education and sanitation items to 10 million underserved people globally. Discovery’s recently announced UNICEF partnership to help provide COVID-19 vaccines to frontline workers in 92 countries also builds on the work Discovery has been committed to throughout the pandemic. Those efforts include helping No Kid Hungry provide 875 million meals to families in need through the Turn Up! Fight Hunger program; helping raise $1.3 million to benefit the Mount Sinai COVID 19 Relief Fund for personal protective equipment and critical medical supplies; and assisting in fundraising for Guy Fieri’s Restaurant Employee Relief Fund.

Altice USA and Suddenlink are proud to partner with companies who share our commitment of supporting communities in need.