For over a decade, Bank of America has awarded substantial grants to sustain operations at Project Angel Food and now, during the COVID-19 pandemic, when people need our services more than ever, they are giving us a jaw-dropping $75,000. Project Angel Food faces increased need, as our critically ill clients are unable to go outside to buy groceries, and as more people struggle to put food on the table.
We thank Bank of America for consistently answering the call. When we posted on social media an urgent need for face masks, Bank of America responded immediately by delivering their entire supply of new, unopened rainbow bandanas from the bank’s LGBT employee group!
Gifts from partners like Bank of America are the lifeblood of Project Angel Food, second only to the selfless gift of time spent volunteering in our kitchen, offices, and at events. And, Bank of America and their team members have been steadily volunteering since 2004, contributing 722 hours of labor over the course of 33 visits to our kitchen.
We are so grateful to Bank of America for their ongoing support and we can’t wait to welcome them back into the kitchen, once we are past the current crisis. In the meantime, we are thrilled to share this image of a Bank of America volunteer delivering rainbow bandanas for our client’s to use as facemasks, and to tell you that this $75,000 grant will be instrumental in helping to onboard a number of the 400+ individuals on our waitlist who are sick, hungry, alone, and high risk for serious complications from COVID-19.
Executive Director Richard Ayoub expressed his thanks saying, “Bank of America has been a longtime supporter and we are not surprised that this community leader has stepped up their giving to meet the ever-increasing need resulting from the COVID-19 crisis.”
If you’d like to join Bank of America in supporting the essential services we provide to this vulnerable population, please donate at www.angelfood.org/covid19.