Ameris Bank announces ‘Helping Fight Hunger’ initiative

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In recognition of Hunger Awareness Month, Ameris Bank announces its second Annual “Helping Fight Hunger” initiative during the month of October.
“Ameris Bank: Helping Fight Hunger” is a companywide service project uniting all banking locations, support departments, community boards, and members of our community to one common cause: to collect 50,000 nonperishable food items from October 1 – 31. At the end of October, Ameris Bancorp will match the number of items collected. With the support of this match, it is our goal to donate more than 100,000 nonperishable food items to local food banks across our four-state footprint. A food bank in every town with an Ameris Bank location will receive the donation of goods collected at the local Ameris Bank office. In Beaufort and Hilton Head, donated items will be delivered to Our Lady’s Pantry in Beaufort and Deep Well Project on Hilton Head Island.
Market President Bob McKinney stated, “It’s hard to imagine that in our own neighborhoods, there are families who don’t know where they will get their next meal. If we all give a little, we can make a difference for those who need it most. We encourage members of our community to stop by a local Ameris Bank location during the month of October and place a donation of nonperishable items in the collection box located in the bank’s lobby.”
Each Ameris Bank location is a dropoff site for the donation of nonperishable food items. Additionally, Helping Fight Hunger collection boxes are also located at local businesses who have agreed to partner in the cause. Ameris Bank encourages employees, customers, and members of the community to donate by dropping off nonperishable food items in the Collection Box located inside every Ameris Bank location and at partnering businesses. In Beaufort, items can be donated at 2348 Boundary St., Beaufort.
According to feedingamerica.org, more than 49 million Americans are currently food insecure, meaning they are hungry or at risk of hunger. South Carolina is ranked 15th in the nation with over 13.1 percent of the population living at risk of hunger.
For additional information about the “Ameris Bank: Helping Fight Hunger” initiative, please visit amerisbank.com/helpingfighthunger.html.