It is incredibly annoying how early the holiday season starts every year, but there is a plus side. The season of giving is longer.
Through December 31 Feeding America and Bank of America have teamed up to support the Give A Meal program and help get more food to those in need.
All the money will go to help those who don’t have enough food here in Southeast Michigan. You can help support Feeding America member food banks, Gleaners and Forgotten Harvest, as they work to fight hunger in our community.
Bank of America will match every donation $2 for every $1 dollar donated.one. This goes from $2 all the way up to $1.5 million.
Donations can be made at www.bankofamerica.com/give.
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.
“Bank of America has been a generous supporter of Forgotten Harvest and Gleaners for several years,” says 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.”
Hunger has no address. In metro Detroit, one in six people experiences food insecurity, more commonly known as hunger. Oftentimes families have to choose between food and other bills or parents go without so their children can eat.
“I’m honored that Bank of America is again partnering with Gleaners to feed hungry people in southeast Michigan,” says Gerry Brisson president, Gleaners. “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.”
This is the fifth year for Bank of America’s program and is one of many programs it supports. Most of them are geared towards fostering economic mobility.
“Our employees are dedicated to giving their time and service to help food banks deliver on their vital mission,” says Matt Elliott, Michigan Market president, Bank of America. “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.”
For every Christmas Carol sung in October or tree up a day after Halloween, there’s a chance to get in the spirit early as well and help others. This year your donation will go twice as far.