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South Texas – Bank of America has worked with local partners in South Texas and San Antonio to provide over 1.22 million face masks in addition to 172,000 gloves and 4,280 cases of hand sanitizer since last summer. Organizations receiving PPE donations include Food Bank RGV, San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside (SAGE), LiftFund and Haven for Hope, among others.
“The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, our 275 agencies within our network, and most importantly the over 120,000 individuals we serve each week are eternally grateful for the life sustaining and lifesaving PPE donation from our partners and friends at Bank of America. The generous gift of masks, hand sanitizers, and gloves help ensure the safety of those most in need, as well as those who serve those most in need, as we navigate the continued challenges and uncertainty of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Thank you Bank of America for your steadfast support,” said Stuart Haniff, MHA, Chief Executive Officer of the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley.
In 2020, Bank of America Charitable Foundation provided additional financial support to the Food Bank RGV, San Antonio Food Bank, SA Hope Center, Soldiers’ Angels, ChildSafe, Haven for Hope, United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, CommuniCare and Alamo Colleges.
“This past year and a half has been difficult for our area, but these local organizations, through their incredible work, demonstrate the true strength of our community,” said Jennifer Cantu, Bank of America San Antonio Market Manager. “I am grateful Bank of America has used its resources to positively impact the health and vitality of San Antonio and South Texas.”
These PPE and financial donations are part of a nationwide effort by Bank of America and connected to its $1.25 billion, five-year commitment to advance racial equality and economic opportunity. As of May 2021, Bank of America has donated 28.9 million masks, 28,519 cases of hand sanitizer (each case contains eight bottles), and 5.6 million pairs of gloves to underserved communities, including communities of color, across the country.
For more information on how Bank of America is supporting employees, clients and communities during this time, see latest updates here.