Assisting those most in need
We believe it's important to support organizations that help people when they need it most. It is our responsibility as a corporate citizen and fundamental to maintaining strong and healthy economies. That's why we volunteer and provide financial support to programs that provide critical access to food, shelter and medical care. From disaster relief to fighting hunger, these stories capture real-life situations and the remarkable efforts made by everyone working to overcome and persevere.
Apr 17, 2013
In April 2013, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and then Boston Mayor Tom Menino announced the creation of “The One Fund Boston,” to raise money to help those affected by the tragic events that unfolded during the Marathon. Bank of America pledged $250,000 in philanthropic support to help individuals and families rebuild their lives in the days, weeks and months that followed… learn More about Supporting those affected by the events in Boston
Bank of America helps fight hunger in partnership with Feeding America, provides more than 26 million meals
Jan 28, 2013
As part of its ongoing commitment to addressing local community needs, during the holiday season, Bank of America focused on the critical issue of hunger in communities across the country. This was accomplished by engaging customers and individuals to raise awareness and funds through the bank’s exclusive sponsorship of Feeding America’s Give a Meal™ campaign… learn More about Bank of America helps fight hunger in partnership with Feeding America, provides more than 26 million meals
The Greater Chicago Food Depository distributes over 60 million pounds of food to families in Cook County
Sep 18, 2012
Every day, over 800,000 people wake up hungry in the Chicago area, including one out of five children. And rather than lessening, the need is intensifying, with demand at one local food bank up 68% over the last four years… learn More about The Greater Chicago Food Depository distributes over 60 million pounds of food to families in Cook County
Aug 14, 2012
In 1975, Kathleen DiChiara set out to make a difference in the lives of the hungry in her New Jersey neighborhood. A self-proclaimed problem solver, Kathleen started distributing food to the hungry out of the trunk of her station wagon… learn More about From the Trunk of a Car, an Inspiration to Feed Millions
Aug 24, 2012
According to the US Department of Agriculture, 96 billion pounds of food goes to waste each year in this country – one-quarter of all food produced. Meanwhile; with the economy still faltering in many parts of the country, a record number of people are turning to emergency feeding programs nationwide… learn More about Feeding the hungry in the 'Comeback City'
*"Bank of America Awards Nearly $22 Million to Address Critical Needs," January 22, 2013.