2014 marks the bank’s fifth year supporting hunger relief networks nationwide
Hunger affects people of all ages and races, in communities large and small. Each year, more than 46 million people – one in seven Americans – rely on help from Feeding America and its more than 200 affiliate food bank members throughout the country.
For the fifth straight year, Bank of America is partnering with Feeding America to fight hunger. Starting September 8th, for every $1 donated to Feeding America or one of its member food banks through the Give A Meal program, Bank of America will donate $2, up to a maximum donation of $1.5 million. Every dollar raised will help provide 10 meals to individuals and families facing hunger.
“Nobody should have to choose between buying food and paying for basic services like electricity. Yet too many families face that trade-off every day,” said Kerry Sullivan, president of the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. “Fighting hunger is a key step to bringing economic stability to homes and neighborhoods. When that happens, we have a more successful path to making financial lives better.”
How you can help
Thanks to Bank of America’s 2-to-1 match, every $1 donated through Dec. 31 will provide 30 meals to those in need. There are many ways to support the fight against hunger with Give A Meal. Visit our online donation center, where you can designate whether you’d like your contribution to go to Feeding America or an affiliated local food bank. You also can give $10 to the Feeding America national efforts by texting “FEED” to 32333.
For more information on donating to Feeding America, visit our donation page.
*All donations, including the Bank of America Foundation’s matching donations, will go to the Feeding America network (the Feeding America National Office, or affiliated local food banks). For individual donations made to Feeding America through the Give a Meal ™ program before December 31, 2014, the Foundation will match each donation (up to $1,000 per donor) two-to-one, with a maximum total Foundation donation of up to $50,000 to any individual local food bank, and an aggregate maximum Foundation donation of up to $1,500,000 for all Feeding America programs.