The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) announced today that Bank of America provided a $50,000 grant to help the organization meet the increased demand for food caused by inflation and the end of government assistance programs put into place during the pandemic, according to NTFB.
Last week, NTFB commemorated the historic milestone by unveiling a paver in Jan’s Garden.
“Hunger is a deeply rooted social and economic challenge in North Texas and demands ambitious support from our community. That is why Bank of America is a proud, long-time partner of the North Texas Food Bank,” said Jennifer Chandler, president of Bank of America Dallas. “Since our relationship with the North Texas Food Bank began two decades ago, we have seen this organization move mountains to continue to deliver for the community. Through the invaluable work of our partners, like the North Texas Food Bank, we are inspired to do more to address the most pressing needs facing our communities and deliver on our goal to build a stronger future.”
Bank of America has donated more than $3 million to NTFB over the last two decades, supporting the organization with grants, employee giving/matching, its vaccine booster campaign for employees and providing more than nine million meals to North Texans facing hunger.
“Bank of America is helping us lift our neighbors out of hunger through its generous gift to the North Texas Food Bank,” Cunningham said. “This support allows individuals, families and seniors to receive the nutritious meals they need to lead healthy lives and thrive at work, school and home. We are so grateful for Bank of America’s commitment to being a change agent in the community, not only through financial generosity but also through the hundreds of employees who volunteer their time at the North Texas Food Bank. Thank you for your partnership in creating lasting change in North Texas.”
The funds will enable the North Texas Food Bank to provide 150,000 meals to those facing hunger across North Texas, according to a press release.