As part of a “Food Bank 2 Go”, from November 15 through November 17, over 750 Bank of America employees volunteered to pack enough Thanksgiving Meal Boxes to provide over 40,000 meals to New Yorkers in need this holiday season. Over the course of the three days, participants volunteered in hour-long shifts to help bag produce, tape boxes, write Thanksgiving notes, and ultimately pack 4,500 boxes total. The Meal Boxes included Thanksgiving-themed pantry items like stuffing and cranberry sauce, fresh produce, handwritten notes, and turkey gift certificates.
Many of the bank’s employees mentioned that they loved the opportunity to give back to the community. By bringing the packing project to One Bryant Park, Food Bank For New York City made it easy to have a big impact this holiday season.
Thanks to the generosity of Bank of America, Food Bank For New York City was able to disperse the Thanksgiving Meal Boxes to 18 member agencies in some of the hungriest communities. Bank of America employees came out on Saturday, November 18th to help distribute the Meal Boxes to pantry clients who picked up the boxes on behalf of their families.
Food Bank For New York City thanks the dedicated Bank of America employees who participated in the effort to help fight hunger in New York City!