Tackling hunger at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank

This Giving Tuesday, the New England Patriots’ Jason and Devin McCourty joined Bank of America volunteers for a day of giving back to the Providence community.

The twin brothers worked alongside Bank of America employees in a friendly competition, seeing how much food they could inspect, sort, and pack food for distribution in a morning shift at the food bank. The event was connected to the bank’s annual Give A Meal program, where Bank of America matches every donation to Feeding America in the fight against hunger – locally and nationwide.

“Barriers to affordable food options can inhibit individuals and families from finding their path to economic mobility,” said William Hatfield, Bank of America Providence President. “We are proud to partner with The Rhode Island Community Food Bank and other hunger-fighting organizations which are working to break the cycle of hunger in Rhode Island.”

#GivingTuesday has become a global initiative, and this year Bank of America organized multiple events to allow all of its Rhode Island employees to get involved. In addition to the Food Bank, volunteers worked with Crossroads RI, an organization that fights homelessness, City Year, Hasbro Children’s Hospital and other area nonprofits.

The bank’s relationship with Rhode Island Community Food Bank is a key component of the work to give back to the community. Each year, Bank of America hosts nearly 20 volunteer events at the food bank. Beyond volunteer hours, the bank also provides $25,000 in annual funding to help the organization continue its mission to support struggling Rhode Islanders through a statewide network of 158 member agencies including food pantries, meal sites, shelters, youth programs and senior centers.

Bank of America employees are encouraged to devote time to their community, with benefits including additional time off to volunteer. In 2017, employees clocked 1,092 volunteer hours in the Providence area. Bank of America also matches charitable donations to organizations of an employee’s choice and in 2017, provided a total of nearly $60 million in funding nationally to help address pressing social issues like hunger.

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RI Community Food Bank

Bank of America and its employees have a strong relationship with the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and dedicated over 1,000 hours of volunteering in 2017.

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William Hatfield and McCourtys

William Hatfield, Bank of America Providence President, spoke about the importance of strategic partnerships in the fight against hunger.

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BofA volunteers and McCourtys

In addition to volunteering, Bank of America provides $25,000 in annual funding to help the organization continue its mission.

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New England Patriots’ Jason and Devin McCourty joined Bank of America volunteers for a day of giving back to the Providence community at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.

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BofA volunteers at RI Community Food Bank

Jason and Devin McCourty worked alongside Bank of America employees on #GivingTuesday to inspect, sort, and pack food for distribution in a morning shift at the food bank.

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We are proud to partner with The Rhode Island Community Food Bank and other hunger-fighting organizations which address this critical need in Rhode Island.

William Hatfield
Bank of America Providence President