Helping Fight Hunger
Helping Fight Hunger is a company-wide project uniting all banking locations, support departments, community boards, customers and members of our community to one common cause: to collect as many nonperishable food items as possible during the month of October. Since we started Helping Fight Hunger in 2010, we have we have collected over 9,178,693 items. Join us as we fight hunger!
Supporting our local food banks
Helping Fight Hunger is a company-wide project uniting all banking locations, support departments, community boards, customers and members of our community to one common cause: to collect as many nonperishable food items as possible during the month of October. 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 2020, more than 125 food banks throughout 104 communities in the Southeast benefited from our 11th annual Helping Fight Hunger initiative. Hunger and food insecurities are serious problems affecting millions of Americans each year, and these issues have been heightened by the current pandemic. Amid lobby closures, social distancing requirements and other COVID-19 precautions, our employees knew that this year our efforts were needed more than ever.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
During the month of October, donate nonperishable food items by dropping them off in the collection box located inside every Ameris Bank location and at local businesses that are supporting the effort.
If your business, religious organization, or school is interested in displaying a Helping Fight Hunger collection box, please contact your local Ameris Bank location. The Ameris Bank team will support you in your collection efforts.
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Helping Fight Hunger Through the Years – Since 2010
Food shortage and food insecurity are rising. In fact, recent statics show that the percentage of households with food insecurity is significantly higher in the states within our Southeastern footprint. In order to help and give back to our communities, Ameris Bank launched Helping Fight Hunger, a company-wide food drive in 2010. Each year our donation and collection efforts continue to exceed expectations. Since 2010, over 9 million food items have been collected and over $900,000 donated to support food banks throughout our communities.