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.

2017 marked the 8th annual Helping Fight Hunger initiative. During the campaign, we collected a record 999,000 nonperishable food items – exceeding our goal of 500,000 by 499,999 items. Ameris Bancorp also donated $100,000 to local food banks throughout the communities we served. In October 2018, we are hoping to once again exceed our goal in order to help make a meaningful impact in our communities!

Since Helping Fight Hunger launched in 2010:

6.3 million meals provided, 65 communities services, 78 organizations partnered, $655,000 donated, 4.4 million + food items collected

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.


Helping Fight Hunger - BusinessIf 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.


Helping fight hunger through the years

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.

items collected in 2017: 999,031

Look At What Our Communities Are Saying

Click on each publication to read about Helping Fight Hunger in our local communities!



South Carolina


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