On Friday, December 2, 2022, leadership from Bank of America Detroit presented donations to Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan and Forgotten Harvest, as part of the bank’s commitment to fighting hunger. The generous gift, totaling $75,000, will help feed approximately 280,000 Detroit-area residents in need, including children, families, seniors, veterans, and other vulnerable neighbors.
“Families are beginning to run out of any excess that they had,” said Gerry Brisson, President and CEO of Gleaners. “This unexpected level of inflation has caught many off guard, and that means people have gone into debt just to pay their monthly bills.”
To boost hunger relief efforts in Southeast Michigan, Bank of America made a $50 donation on behalf of every employee who received a coronavirus vaccine, coronavirus booster shot, and/or an annual flu shot. Bank of America continues to make the health and safety of its teammates a top priority, while investing in the community to address one of the most critical needs — hunger.
“We know that all of our communities have basic needs. Everybody needs to be healthy, and everybody needs to have food,” said Matt Elliott, President of Bank of America Michigan. “What the pandemic taught us is that the food insecurity network is very fragile, so it’s important for us as a leader in the community to support our community so they can be successful.”
This latest campaign is in addition to Bank of America’s generous gift $50,000 each to Forgotten Harvest and Gleaners, from their first COVID booster campaign in January 2022. These contributions are part of the bank’s longstanding efforts to address hunger relief and support the health and safety of teammates. Since 2015, the bank has donated $150 million towards hunger relief nationally.