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Bank collects food, gives $75,000 to food pantry

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POSTED: November 15, 2013 8:30 a.m.

Ameris Bank launched its fourth annual “Helping Fight Hunger” initiative during October. The Richmond Hill branch collected more than 115 non-perishable food items, and more than 500,000 non-perishable food items collected companywide.
Ameris Bancorp collectively donated $75,000, with the donation distributed amongst all local food banks receiving the locally collected items — in this case The Way Station in Richmond Hill.
Helping Fight Hunger had one goal: to collect as many non-perishable food items as possible from Oct. 1-30.
At the end of October, 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 Ameris 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,” Market President Austen Carroll 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.”
According to FeedingAmerica.org, hunger in America exists for more than 50 million people, which is 1 in 6 of the U.S. population, including more than 1 in 5 children.
For additional information about the Ameris Bank Helping Fight Hunger food drive initiative, visit www.amerisbank.com/community/helping_fight_hunger/about_project.
Ameris Bank, with headquarters in Moultrie, has locations in Florida, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. The parent Company, Ameris Bancorp, is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol ABCB.

 

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