Solarus, a leading provider of telecommunication services and proponent of Project Backpack is giving back to the community with a donation of $1500 to Manawa Cares, Project Backpack program.
Project Backpack, which was launched by Shepard of the Lakes Church in June 2016, provides families in need with food during weekends away from school. Project Backpack’s mission is to stamp out hunger in area schools, one student at a time.
On the last day of school each week, students will be sent home with a backpack filled with supplemental food and snacks to help the family get through the weekend. Backpacks must be returned on Monday, to get refilled for the following week.
Mike Meinel, Director of Sales and Marketing said, “One of Solarus’ value drivers is the long term prosperity in the communities we serve. The families in the Manawa school district are the future of our community. We are proud to be able to support this wonderful organization and families in need.”
Solarus, formerly known as Manawa Telephone Company, has been an independent telecommunications provider and community leader for over a century, supporting Wisconsin schools, community programs, and non-profit organizations. Solarus is dedicated to establishing a high-level of customer confidence by providing advanced technology solutions to the communities they serve. With their highly trained team of employees, they continue bringing the newest products in telephone, cable TV, and high speed internet service along with friendly local service, and the hometown value customers expect and deserve.