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Tuesday, 31 January 2023 at 05:50

A recent $25,000 donation to a local nonprofit FeedMore WNY Complements the $30,000 donated through the bank in early 2022 programwhich encouraged bank employees to get an annual flu shot and/or coronavirus vaccine or booster while investing in the community.

Since the pandemic began, Bank of America has provided a total of $55,000 to FeedMore WNY in support of local hunger-relief efforts. In addition, Bank of America contributed $20,000 to Feedmore People Ready for Success and Employment (RISE) program, which empowers Buffalonians to achieve economic self-sufficiency and gainful employment through job-readiness training. RISE participants also receive Bank of America “Better Money Habits” training to help them reach their financial goals.

Bank of America’s COVID-19 and flu shot initiative

To address increased food insecurity due to the pandemic, Bank of America donated $50 per shot to FeedMore WNY for each employee in Buffalo who received a coronavirus vaccine or booster shot and/or flu shot before November 23, 2022.

This contribution is part of the Bank’s long-standing efforts to address hunger relief and support the health and safety of its employees and communities.

Across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, Bank of America committed nearly $19 million to local hunger-relief organizations as a result of the Employee Booster Campaign.

Bank of America grants support workforce development

The bank helps local organizations, including FeedMore and its RISE program, identify and address gainful 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 sustain success in their careers and beyond.

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“In partnership with local Buffalo nonprofit organizations, Bank of America is dedicated to promoting economic mobility through programs such as the Workforce Development Initiative and RISE,” a press release said.

On a recent Volunteer Day, Bank of America employee volunteers packed emergency food boxes at FeedMore WNY and presented FeedMore WNY with $25,000 through the bank’s Employee Booster Campaign to support local hunger-relief efforts.


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