By Brian Lee, San Diego Region Bank President.
While the holiday season is often a time of coming together with family and friends over a holiday meal, one in eight Americans are food insecure and do not know where their next meal will come from. Customers, community partners, friends and team members across San Diego turned out in force last holiday season to join the fight against hunger by contributing to Wells Fargo’s first-ever national food collection drive, providing non-perishable food items to local food banks and pantries to help the San Diego community have access to quality meals.
This year, Wells Fargo is working with Feeding America and its network of 200 food bank affiliates around the country to support near-term and long-term hunger-related causes in local communities. Building on the success of last year’s Holiday Food Bank program, from November 13 through December 31, Wells Fargo will once again turn its 103 San Diego branches (5,700 nationwide) into collection locations where people will have the opportunity to drop off non-perishable food items. As part of the program, Wells Fargo will encourage the San Diego community to help provide food for families during the holiday season.
Wells Fargo will launch this year’s Holiday Food Bank program with a $4 million donation to Feeding America and match up to an additional $1 million in consumer monetary donations, as well as mobilize team members to volunteer at local nonprofits.
To get involved simply drop off non-perishable food at a Wells Fargo branch, volunteer time at a local food bank, or donate money to Feeding America this holiday season. A donation of $1 equals 10 meals for families in need. Join Wells Fargo to give what you can this holiday season.
For more information visit www.wellsfargo.com/foodbank.