More than 760,000 nonperishable food items were collected company-wide during Ameris Bank’s fifth annual “Helping Fight Hunger” initiative during the month of October.
The Ameris Bank Hinesville location collected 4,130 non-perishable food items.
Ameris Bancorp collectively donated $100,000, with the donation distributed amongst local food banks receiving the locally collected items.
All local donations collected will be given to First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church.
The goal of the “Helping Fight Hunger” initiative was to collect as many nonperishable food items as possible Oct. 1-30. At the end of the month, this initiative allowed for a food bank in every town with an Ameris Bank location to receive the donation of goods collected at the local bank branch, plus a monetary donation from Ameris Bancorp.
“I am so proud of the results of our efforts, and I am extremely thankful for the support from our employees, customers and the community,” Ameris Bank CEO Edwin W. Hortman Jr. said. “We all know that one food drive won’t completely eliminate the need, but we hope it brought attention to a growing issue and provided help to our local food bank. Additionally, we thank our business partners who graciously agreed to display a collection box in their business. Their partnership made the initiative even more successful.”
For additional information about the initiative, go to www.amerisbank.com/community/helping_fight_hunger/about_project.
Ameris Bank is headquartered in Moultrie, Georgia, and has locations in Florida, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina.