Between COVID-19 and rising food prices, the demand for Golden Harvest Food Bank’s services has skyrocketed.
Bank of America has donated $25,000 to Golden Harvest, which will cover the cost of more than 75,000 meals (like these pictured above) to feed hungry families throughout Augusta’s River Region. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the bank has donated a total of $131,000 to the nonprofit.
“As the pandemic continues to impact Augusta, food banks and hunger relief organizations are experiencing increased demand and higher costs to meet the needs of individuals and families,” said Ora Parish, Bank of America’s market president for Greater Augusta and Aiken. “Our commitment to help strengthen the communities we live in and serve is unwavering.”
Since 2015, the bank has donated close to $150 million to food banks nationwide. In January, the company pledged to donate $100 to local hunger relief organizations for each employee who received the COVID vaccine or booster and notified the bank by Jan. 31.
“I am so impressed with this incentive program and grateful for this generous contribution,” said Amy Breitmann, Golden’s Harvest’s President and CEO. “Through these funds and this collaboration, we continue to link arms in assuring that no one in our 25-county service area struggles with hunger and that every family, child and senior has the nutritious food needed to navigate any challenges they are experiencing.”
Bank of America will present a ceremonial check to Golden Harvest on Wednesday, Feb. 16. For more information about the food bank, visit goldenharvest.org.