forgotten-harvest_082012_878x494Forgotten Harvest, Gleaners Community Food Bank, and Bank of America Partner to Help Individuals Who Face Hunger in Southeast Michigan Through Give A Meal Program

For the 5th consecutive year, the Feeding America network and Bank of America are joining forces to support the Give A Meal program, which aims to reduce food insecurity in local communities around the country—and those right here in Southeastern Michigan. You can help support Feeding America member food banks, Gleaners and Forgotten Harvest, as they work to fight hunger in our community. For every $1 donated, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation will give $2 more up to $1.5 million in online donations nationwide. Donations can be made at The Give A Meal program, an annual hunger-relief initiative by Bank of America and Feeding America, has provided 200 million meals to families in need over the last four years.

WHEN: Give A Meal runs through December 31, 2016.

WHERE: Forgotten Harvest, Gleaners Community Food Bank

WHO: Kirk Mayes, CEO, Forgotten Harvest
Gerry Brisson, President, Gleaners Community Food Bank
Matt Elliott, Michigan Market President, Bank of America

“Bank of America has been a generous supporter of Forgotten Harvest and Gleaners for several years,” said Kirk Mayes. “ This 2:1 match helps greatly enhance local donations to have profound impact on the lives of the one in six of our neighbors who faces food insecurity.”

Gerry Brisson added. “I’m honored that Bank of America is again partnering with Gleaners to feed hungry people in southeast Michigan. The bank’s very generous 2:1 match means that we’ll be able provide more nutritious meals to struggling kids, families and seniors this fall. What a great way to help solve hunger and strengthen our communities!”

“Our employees are dedicated to giving their time and service to help food banks deliver on their vital mission, “ said Matt Elliott. “With each Give a Meal donation, we encourage individuals to pass along the opportunity to fight hunger to friends, families and colleagues, so we can use all our connections to help the hungry in our community.”

Here in Southeastern Michigan, providing consistent access to food and support toward financial stability is critical for thousands of families facing poverty. Bank of America, Gleaners and Forgotten Harvest are working together to ensure that families don’t have to choose between putting food on the table and paying vital bills. Bank of America supports hunger relief as part of our broader commitment to help put people in need on a path towards success. Food security is a fundamental first step toward economic mobility and empowerment, which is why, for the 5th consecutive year, we are partnering with Feeding America and its network of 200 member food banks to support the Give A Meal program.

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