Pictured: Gregg Davis, Ashley Mitchum, Jessica Vollmer and Brent Mills representing the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, presents a $5,000 check to Jennifer Yoder (center) with the East Texas Food Bank.
(Tyler, Texas) October 9, 2013 – The East Texas Food Bank received a $5,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to sustain the Senior Servings™ Program. The collaborative program, designed to close the weekend hunger gap by providing additional weekend food assistance to low-income senior citizens. Participants receive a bag of nutritious, easy-to-prepare foods like soup, stews, crackers, fruit, cereal and juice each Friday. The East Texas Food Bank currently serves approximately 225 seniors through the Senior Servings™ Program.
“Unfortunately, many seniors in our community are forced to choose between paying bills and buying groceries or medicines,” said Gregg Davis, Senior Vice President of Wealth Management, with Merrill Lynch. “Helping underserved individuals and families connect to programs and services that address critical needs are key areas of focus for Bank of America. That is why we’re pleased to partner with the East Texas Food Bank, which has a deep understanding of local needs and the distribution channels to deliver resources where they’re needed most.”
The gift from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation will help provide 1,250 weekend bags of nutritious food – enough for approximately 24 seniors to participate in the program for a year.
“The East Texas Food Bank is truly grateful to Bank of America for their generous support of our Senior Servings™ Program,” said Dennis Cullinane, executive director of the East Texas Food Bank. “There is no program like Senior Servings™ that identifies and directs relief to those home bound seniors with the greatest need.”
For more information about the Senior Servings Program, visit EastTexasFoodBank.org/SeniorServings.
About Bank of America Charitable Foundation
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation provides philanthropic support to address needs vital to the health of communities through a focus on preserving neighborhoods, educating the workforce for the 21st century jobs and addressing critical needs, such as hunger. The Foundation leverages a powerful combination of local and national funding and volunteerism, both addressing the needs of the community and supporting the passion of the employees. For learn more, please visit bankofamerica.com/foundation and follow us on Twitter at @BofA_Community.
About East Texas Food Bank
The East Texas Food Bank provided more than 14 million meals, that’s more than 16 million pounds of food, each year to 200 partner agencies in 26 East Texas counties. Our vision is for a hunger-free East Texas and our mission is to fight hunger and feed hope in East Texas. The East Texas Food Bank is a member of Feeding America and the Texas Food Bank Network. To learn more, please visit EastTexasFoodBank.org. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/etfoodbank or follow our news on Twitter at twitter.com/etfoodbank .