Wells Fargo Donates $5,000 to the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley

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Check was presented to the organizations interim CEO

Texas Border  Business

PHARR, Sept 13, 2018 – Wells Fargo & Company announced today a $5,000 donation to the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley. The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley is passionately committed to improving lives through food assistance, nutrition education, and access to community services. The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc. serves Hidalgo, Willacy and Cameron Counties in the southern tip of Texas.

The funds donated by Wells Fargo will serve to support the organization’s mission as well as their largest annual fundraising event, Empty Bowls. This premier fundraiser boasts over 800 guests and food from 45 of the best restaurants in the Rio Grande Valley. At the event, guests choose a hand-painted one of a kind ceramic bowl painted by artists and volunteers, including Wells Fargo team member volunteers who painted bowls in preparation to this event earlier this year. The ceramic bowl serves as a reminder that there are still many “empty bowls” in the community that need help being filled.

“At Wells Fargo we are deeply committed to making a positive impact in the communities we serve. We donate to a wide range of nonprofits as a way to help address some of the social, economic, and environmental challenges our communities face,” said Region Bank President, Alma Ortega Johnson. “At the local level, we focus our philanthropic activities on creating long-term, strategic relationships with nonprofits and other organizations to create innovative, sustainable solutions to meet local needs. We couldn’t be prouder to be making an impact right here in the heart of the RGV by contributing to the fight against hunger through this great organization.”

“The Food Bank RGV is grateful for the continued support and partnership with Wells Fargo, said Food Bank RGV interim-CEO & COO,  DeAnne Economedes. “Their sponsorship of Empty Bowls 2018 is a testament to their commitment to fighting hunger in the Rio Grande Valley.”

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