Portland, January 18th, 2016. On the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, more than 100 Bank of America employees and their families spent the day giving back to the community through service. The volunteers – and others from Pacific Power and the local community – were repacking food and sorting donations at the Oregon Food Bank during the fifth annual day of service sponsored by Bank of America. Together, 548 volunteers repacked 98,327 lbs of food.
Corporate volunteers partnering with Oregon Food Bank at the Portland and Beaverton locations packed almost 100,000 pounds of food – the equivalent of 83,000 meals). Bank of America has partnered with the Oregon Food Bank for six years now, awarding $30,000 to Oregon Food Bank last year to support their ongoing efforts to end hunger in Oregon and southwest Washington. This grant provided 66,000 meals to individuals, families and children in communities struggling with food insecurity and poverty.
Together, Bank of America and Oregon Food Bank are working to address basic human needs in the Portland area to help build a more stable and secure future for those in need.
Those interested in helping can sign up for a future volunteer shift at oregonfoodbank.org/volunteer.