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Record Breaking Year for the 10th Annual Helping Fight Hunger Initiative

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Ameris Bank

This year we collected a record number, 2,661,492 food items, during our 10th annual Helping Fight Hunger food drive initiative that took place throughout the month of October. Hunger and food insecurity affects millions of Americans, and we are honored to help in the fight against hunger by giving back to those in need.

The food drive benefitted more than 139 food banks throughout 135 communities in the Southeast. Additionally, Ameris Bancorp donated $100,000, which will be divided based on a tier system between the food banks associated with the top 25 locations that collected the most items. 

“We are extremely grateful for the collective efforts of our team members, customers and partners that helped us collect more than 2.6 million food items for food banks within our footprint. This is a remarkable achievement that will benefit many in need this holiday season,” said Ameris Bank CEO Palmer Proctor. “At Ameris, we are proud to give back to our communities in which we serve, and the combination of the donated food items and the monetary contribution will help those in the continued fight against hunger.” 

We are dedicated to making a significant impact in the fight against hunger, and since the inception of Helping Fight Hunger in 2010, we have donated more than $900,000 and nearly 9 million food items to the communities we serve. 

For more information on our  Helping Fight Hunger food drive initiative, please visit