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.
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’
Aug 03, 2012
Some 40,000 Houstonians experienced homelessness in the past year, with lack of education, joblessness and mental illness all contributing to the rising epidemic of people living on the street. SEARCH Homeless Services (SEARCH) was founded in 1989 as a way to help the growing number of Houston’s homeless transition into jobs and stable housing… learn More about Transforming Lives, Building Futures in Houston
Aug 01, 2012
New York City, home to an enormous number of supermarkets and restaurants, has 2.9 million residents who experience difficulty in affording food. Throughout the five boroughs, 1.4 million people—mainly women, children, seniors, the working poor and people with disabilities—rely on soup kitchens and food pantries to get the food they need… learn More about Food Bank For New York City Fights Hunger Across the Five Boroughs
Jul 05, 2012
In a busy region like Eastern Massachusetts, many residents look to EasCare, a locally-owned and operated ambulance company, for high quality medical care transportation with a personal touch. Headquartered in Dorchester, EasCare employs more than 550 full-and part-time employees working on 150 vehicles at eight dispatch locations. EasCare opened for business in 1998 in an abandoned building with just three ambulances. Today, the company is the third largest ambulance service provider in Massachusetts… learn More about Skilled Care With a Local, Personal Touch in Boston
*"Bank of America Awards Nearly $22 Million to Address Critical Needs," January 22, 2013.