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Bank of America Charitable Foundation Presents $1 Million Contribution to Feeding America in an Effort to Help Connect Low-Income Americans With Federal Nutrition Programs
Date:11/25/2009

t the millions of people who visit emergency shelters, food pantries and soup kitchens across the nation who are eligible for SNAP benefits but unaware they are eligible for the program or not participating because of other barriers. We believe the majority of people who are eligible for the program but not participating are seeking food assistance from an agency served by our Network.

"In light of the recent current economic downturn, and consequently a significant increase in the number of people who are in need of help, SNAP outreach is one of the most important things we can do to ensure that no American goes to bed hungry at night," continued Escarra.

"Ensuring vulnerable populations have access to basic services is a critical component to revitalizing our nation's economy," said Kerry Sullivan, President, Bank of America Charitable Foundation. "Bank of America's focus on providing meaningful support to the communities we serve has never been more important. As an increasing number of families across our country are affected by events beyond their control, we are proud to support Feeding America in their efforts to reduce hunger and ensure low-income families have access to this important anti-hunger support system."

Bank of America is a longtime supporter of the Feeding America network and in addition to this grant, provided over $2.5 million to Feeding America and our member food banks in the past year. More than 1,200 Bank of America associates donated nearly 3,700 hours to the Feeding America network over the past year.

About Feeding America( )

Feeding America provides low-income individuals and families with the fuel to survive and even thrive. As the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity, our network members supply food to more than 25 million Americans each year, including 9 million children and 3 million seniors. Serving the entire United States, more than 200 member fo
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