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Bank of America Employees Partner with Lowcountry Food Bank to Donate $20,000 and Volunteer to Help Address Food Insecurity in Coastal South Carolina
Event Part of Annual Give A Meal program; For Every $1 Donated, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation Gives $2 More
WHAT: Bank of America employees packed food today for the coastal Carolina community that the Lowcountry Food Bank at the Lowcountry Food Bank. In addition to providing hands-on support, the bank also donated $20,000 in support of the Give A Meal program, an annual hunger-relief initiative by Bank of America and Feeding America that has provided over 200 million meals to families in need over the last five year.
For every $1 donated to the Feeding America network of food banks through Give A Meal from now through the end of the year, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation donates $2 more up to $1.5 million in online donations nationwide. While the annual goal has been reached, individuals can still make a donation to Feeding America nationally or support local food banks such as the Lowcountry Food Bank at www.bankofamerica.com/give.
WHY: Here in coastal South Carolina, 1 in 5 children are food insecure. Nearly half of the people who the Lowcountry Food Bank serves are children and seniors. The Lowcountry Food Bank serves 200,000 children, adults and seniors throughout the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina. Every dollar donated creates six meals for our community.
Providing consistent access to food and support towards financial stability can be critical for families facing poverty. Bank of America, the Lowcountry Food Bank and the Feeding America network are working together to ensure that families don’t have to choose between putting food on the table and paying vital bills. Bank of America supports hunger relief as part of our broader commitment to help put people in need on a path toward success. Food security is a fundamental first step toward economic mobility and empowerment, which is why, for the 6th consecutive year, we are partnering with Feeding America and its network of 200-member food banks to support the Give A Meal program.