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Bank of America collecting food for needy seniors in community

The Pantry of Broward is coordinating a Thanksgiving Food Drive for seniors in need throughout Broward County during the month of November.

For the second consecutive year, the public is invited to drop off canned foods at any of Bank of America’s more than 80 convenient banking centers in Broward County from November 2nd through November 30th, 2009.

Last year more than 8,000lbs of food were collected through Bank of America’s centers but, because of the increased number of seniors facing hunger and asking The Pantry of Broward for help, this year’s goal is double that amount.

“Not only are we thrilled that The Pantry of Broward has once again asked us about using our network of banking centers as food collection sites, but we’re pleased that they continue to serve such a critical and often overlooked need in our community,” explained Mark Mallar, Broward County Market President for Bank of America.

Official figures indicate that close to 30,000 seniors live below the poverty line in Broward County alone – a statistic calculated before the impact of the current financial crisis.

Needed food items include tuna fish, canned meats and vegetables, peanut butter and jelly as well as macaroni and cheese. Specially marked collection boxes can be found in each Bank of America banking center where the public can drop-off food. To find the nearest Bank of America site, please visit and type in your zip code.

Customers may also make cash contributions into The Pantry of Broward’s bank account in lieu of donating food items by simply asking a teller.

“At Bank of America we recognize the important role so many seniors play in our community, especially those helping to raise dependent grandchildren,” continued Mallar. “With one of the largest and most convenient network of banking centers throughout Broward County, we are pleased to serve as a collection site for The Pantry of Broward’s Thanksgiving food drive, to help those in need during the holidays.”

The Pantry of Broward serves hundreds of seniors in need on low, fixed incomes and grandparents raising their grandchildren every month from throughout Broward County. For more information, please visit

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Posted by Andrea Freygang on Nov 12 2009. Filed under Broward County, Business, Families, Local news, Taste Broward. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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