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Tuesday, 31 January 2023 05:50 pm
A recent $25,000 donation to local nonprofit FeedMore WNY complements the $30,000 donated through the bank’s program in early 2022, which encouraged bank employees to get an annual flu shot and/or a coronavirus vaccine or receive boosters, while also investing in the community.
Since the start of the pandemic, Bank of America has provided a total of $55,000 to FeedMore WNY to support local hunger relief efforts. In addition, Bank of America contributed $20,000 to FeedMore’s Readying Individuals for Success and Employment (RISE) program, which empowers Buffalonians to achieve financial self-sufficiency and gainful employment through job readiness training. RISE participants also receive Bank of America’s “Better Money Habits” training to help achieve their financial goals.
Bank of America COVID-19 & Flu Shot Initiative
To address increased food insecurity due to the pandemic, Bank of America is donating $50 per shot to FeedMore WNY for each employee in Buffalo who received a coronavirus vaccine or a booster and/or flu shot before November 23, 2022 donated
This contribution is part of the bank’s long-term efforts to address hunger and support the health and safety of its employees and community.
Across the United States and Puerto Rico, Bank of America donated nearly $19 million to hunger relief organizations as a result of the staffing campaign.
Bank of America Grant Supports Workforce Development
The Bank supports local organizations, including FeedMore and its RISE Program, to help identify and address barriers to affordable and sustainable employment opportunities for community members.
RISE is a free eight-week warehouse and logistics skills training program that provides economically disadvantaged adults with the work experience and resources they need to achieve and maintain success in their careers, and beyond.
“In partnership with local Buffalo nonprofits, Bank of America is committed to promoting economic mobility through workforce development initiatives and programs like RISE,” a press release said.
On a recent volunteer day, Bank of America employee volunteers packed emergency food boxes at FeedMore WNY and donated $25,000 to FeedMore WNY through the bank’s employee empowerment campaign to support local hunger relief efforts.