Bank Of America Gives Support, Volunteers
Bank of America employees volunteer at the Maryland Food Bank regularly.
Each time Jody Bonn volunteers at the Maryland Food Bank, she is reminded of how fortunate she is.
“It gives me an opportunity to think about some of the things I take for granted — such as a can of soup,” she said. “I am reminded that I’m able to just run to the store and buy it, but some people aren’t able to do that. The sense of accomplishment you get after just one afternoon of work is tremendous.”
As a Bank of America employee, she and other employees are invited to take time each month to come out to the food bank’s Baltimore facility to volunteer.
Bank of America is a long-standing supporter of the food bank and employees have been regular volunteers since 2014.
In addition to providing volunteers, the bank also supports MFB’s mission to end hunger in the state by taking part in many different activities throughout the year, including making donations and hosting campaigns for the food bank’s benefit. The bank is currently sponsoring the Give A Meal campaign where it matches $2 for every $1 donated to the Maryland Food Bank.
“Tackling hunger is a critical first step in helping people achieve financial stability, which is why, for the 4th consecutive year, Bank of America is partnering with Feeding America and the Maryland Food Bank to support the Give A Meal campaign,” said David Millman, Maryland and Baltimore market president, Bank of America. “We are proud of our employees’ dedication to fight hunger, giving their time and service to help the food bank deliver on its vital mission.”
Bank of America employee volunteers also participate in the food bank’s annual Pack To Give Back holiday meal packing event.
“We appreciate the support Bank of America gives us year-round,” said Maggi Gaines, senior vice president of philanthropy for the Maryland Food Bank. “But having dedicated volunteers like these local employees is especially valuable, and crucial to helping us feed those who are hungry across our state.”
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