Helping make Thanksgiving brighter

TDS Telecom (TDS®) is partnering with Pancake Café StoughtonMentoring PositivesPalate Pleasures LLC, and Primal Strength & Fitness to deliver free, professionally prepared, Thanksgiving dinners to individuals in need living in Stoughton, Oregon, McFarland, and the east side of Madison. The goal is to raise $5,000 to provide at least 500 free meals to residents. TDS is matching donations up to $2,500 for the first-time program.

“We hope people will open their hearts and donate to help make Thanksgiving special for everyone in these communities,” says Curtis Hall, associate manager of Field Marketing for TDS. “Many are really struggling right now, and TDS is proud to be working with these great organizations and businesses on this effort.”

Tax-deductible donations can be made online at Please type “Thanksgiving” in the comment field. Checks made out to Mentoring Positives Inc. can be dropped off at Pancake Café of Stoughton located at 2430 State Hwy 138, Stoughton, Wisconsin. TDS is matching funds up to $2,500. The deadline for donations is November 23, 2020.

The meals will be prepared, packaged, and delivered from the Pancake Café, Stoughton  and recipients will be identified by the Stoughton Area Resource Team and Joining Forces For Family.

Any questions about the Thanksgiving dinner giveaway can contact Drew Ghelfi at Pancake Café Stoughton.

About Missy Kellor

Missy works on the Corporate Communications team and reports stories to TDS employees and customers. This is right up her alley because she’s an extrovert and also a big fan of research (really, she’ll look up just about anything that strikes her interest). Missy is a native of Madison, Wis. with an undergraduate in Anthropology and a master’s degree in Life Sciences Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her interest in the Internet as a mass media shaped her work towards a PhD in Journalism and Mass Communications. She’s also worked as an editorial assistant, copywriter, and production artist. In her off hours, Missy is a crafter, Pinterest addict, reader, wife, and mom of two kids.
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