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Sparklight Awards $2,000 to Poplar Bluff Nonprofit, Bread Shed


Feb. 24, 2023 – Poplar Bluff, Mo.–  Sparklight®, a leading broadband communications provider, recently awarded a $2,000 grant to Bread Shed through the company’s Charitable Giving Fund. Twenty-eight non-profit organizations across the company’s 24-state footprint received grants totaling more than $110,000 during the company’s most recent award period.


Bread Shed has partnered with the local food bank to provide monthly mobile food pantry distributions in Butler, Ripley and Carter Counties for 12 years. The Sparklight grant will fund two distributions of healthy food to 300 families experiencing food insecurity for free.


“Bread Shed will use the grant to purchase food from our local food bank including fresh fruit, vegetables, bread and frozen food which will provide nutrition to those with food insecurity,” said Cheryl Baker, Bread Shed Treasurer. “Thank you so much for your investment in our local community.”           


The Charitable Giving Fund, which annually awards nearly $250,000 in grants to local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations served by the Cable One family of brands (Sparklight®, Fidelity Communications, Hargray, ValuNet Fiber and CableAmerica), concentrates support in the following priority areas:

Nonprofit organizations have the opportunity to apply for a grant during open application periods each spring and fall. Applications for spring 2023 grants will open between April 1-30, 2023.


The Charitable Giving Fund is an extension of the company’s existing corporate social responsibility efforts, which include:


For more information about the Sparklight Charitable Giving Fund, visit





About Sparklight
Sparklight® is a leading broadband communications provider and part of the Cable One family of brands, which serves more than 1.1 million residential and business customers in 24 states. Sparklight provides consumers with a wide array of connectivity and entertainment services, including high-speed internet and advanced Wi-Fi solutions, cable television and phone service. Sparklight Business provides scalable and cost-effective products for businesses ranging in size from small to mid-market, in addition to enterprise, wholesale and carrier customers.


Michelle Portillo
Director, Corporate Communications