Helping Fight Hunger
About the initiative
Helping Fight Hunger is a companywide 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, plus a monetary donation from Ameris Bancorp.
2018: Over 1.89 million items collected
2018 marked a record breaking year for Helping Fight Hunger! Ameris Bank collected 1,893,871 food items during its 9th Annual Helping Fight Hunger food drive, benefiting more than 90 food banks throughout 101 communities in the Southeast. Thank you to all of our colleagues, customers and communities for helping us achieve these record-breaking results. We are honored to donate these items to our neighbors and look forward to continuing our Helping Fight Hunger project again next year!
Helping Fight Hunger Through the Years – Since 2010
Food shortage and food insecurity is 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, nearly 6.3 million food items have been collected and over $800,000 donated by Ameris Bancorp – all supporting over 90 food banks throughout 101 communities in the Southeast.
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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