Bank of America today announced a $115,000 donation – the equivalent of 230,000 meals – to the Maryland Food Bank (MFB) to address food insecurity in the region. An estimated two million Marylanders faced hunger in 2021, according to MFB’s Maryland’s Hunger Map analysis. As the pandemic continues, hunger relief organizations in Maryland and across the country are facing ongoing challenges such as increased demand for their services and rising food prices.
Bank of America is supporting its employees’ health and safety while addressing one of the local communities’ most critical needs. Earlier this year, the company announced it would make a $100 donation to local hunger relief organizations and food banks for each employee in greater Maryland who received a COVID-19 booster shot or vaccine and notified the bank before the end of January. Since the onset of the pandemic, Bank of America has provided an additional $565,000 in funding to the Maryland Food Bank in support of local hunger relief efforts. The bank also donated personal protective equipment—including thousands of gloves, masks and bottles of hand sanitizer—which were distributed to MFB’s statewide network of community organizations for use by families and citizens relying on the nonprofit’s services.