Tallahassee, FL – May 11, 2020 –Second Harvest of the Big Bend food bank today announced it received a $30,000 grant from Truist Financial Corporation to help address the urgent issue of hunger in the community resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
This grant is part of the financial services company’s Truist Cares initiative, a $25 million philanthropic pledge announced in March to support basic needs, medical supplies and financial hardship relief due to COVID-19.
“The Big Bend has the highest food insecurity rate in the state, and the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, from school closures to job furloughs, have created a huge spike in food needs,” said Monique Ellsworth, CEO of Second Harvest. “Truist recognized that tremendous resources are needed for Second Harvest to meet the increased food demands throughout the communities we serve.”
“Truist is honored to partner with Second Harvest to help provide support for services that are so important to the Tallahassee community,” said Christopher Mills, market president with Truist. “We are very thankful for the great works that Second Harvest is doing to provide meals for students and families in Leon County during such unprecedented times. We are stronger together!”
About Second Harvest of the Big Bend
Second Harvest food bank’s mission is to feed the hungry in the Big Bend through a network of partner agencies, and to educate and engage the community in the fight to end hunger. One in five people (97,000) face hunger in the Big Bend. Fight hunger in your community! Visit www.FightingHunger.org for information.
Truist Financial Corporation is a purpose-driven financial services company committed to inspire and build better lives and communities. With 275 years of combined BB&T and SunTrust history, Truist serves approximately 12 million households with leading market share in many high-growth markets in the country. The company offers a wide range of services including retail, small business and commercial banking; asset management; capital markets; commercial real estate; corporate and institutional banking; insurance; mortgage; payments; specialized lending and wealth management. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Truist is the sixth-largest commercial bank in the U.S. with total assets of $506 billion as of March 31, 2020. Truist Bank, Member FDIC. Learn more at Truist.com.