Food Bank of Central New York Receives Bank of America Grant and Challenges Community to #GiveAMeal

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Bank of America 11 16 17Food Bank of Central New York received an $18,000 grant from Bank of America to fund our retail partnership, child nutrition, Kids Cafe, and Summer Food Service Programs. 

During the grant check presentation, Bank of America and the Food Bank issued a challenge to the community to step up to the plate and #GiveAMeal. Bank of America's #GiveAMeal campaign will now through the end of the calendar year. For every $1.00 donated online at or, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation will make a $2.00 match (up to $1.5 million nationally). If the community chooses to give through this special campaign, they can choose for their gift to be directed to Food Bank of Central New York for local hunger-fighting initiatives.

“We are thankful that Bank of America continues to support our child nutrition initiatives to expand services into areas of unmet need. The opportunity to harness more funds through a $2.00 match is extraordinary. Every dollar donated can become three meals and every three dollars becomes nine meals, providing wholesome food for those in need,” says Kathleen Stress, Executive Director of Food Bank of Central New York.  

“Our Give A Meal program benefits many of our community members who are in need, especially at this time of the year,” said Michael Brunner, Syracuse market president, Bank of America. “Together with the Food Bank of Central New York, we’re fighting hunger across upstate New York and working towards building an even stronger community where we work and live.”

For more information about this donation, please contact Lynn Hy at 315-437-1899 x247, or by email at 

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