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CHERRY HILL, N.J. and
Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank
®, will donate a total of
$537,500 in grants to food pantries from
Florida to help meet the increasing need for food in local communities.
According to Feeding America, one in six people in
the United States is food insecure. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, some areas along the eastern seaboard may experience significant food shortages, accelerating TD's planned donations.
"Food pantries do a tremendous job providing meals for people in need throughout the year, and the demand for food will be even greater in the coming weeks," said
Elizabeth K. Warn, President of the TD Charitable Foundation. "We are pleased to be able to support food pantries across our footprint, especially during this time of year when the demand for food is greater."
The following food pantries, listed by state, will receive grants:
Connecticut: Foodshare, Inc. of Hartford County
Delaware: Food Bank of Delaware, Inc. - Kent, New Castle and Sussex Counties
Florida: Feeding South Florida, Inc. and Salvation Army of Broward County
Maine: Preble Street - Cumberland and York Counties
Maryland: Maryland Food Bank, Inc. - City of Baltimore
Massachusetts: The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. and the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, Inc.
New Hampshire: New Hampshire Food Bank - Hillsborough County
New Jersey: Community Food Bank of New Jersey, Inc. - Southern Branch; Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Monmouth County; and St. Paul's Community Development Corporation - Paterson
New York: Food Bank of the Hudson Valley and Salvation Army - Eastern Territory (West Nyack)
North Carolina: Manna Food Bank, Inc. - Asheville
Pennsylvania: Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley, Inc.
Rhode Island: Rhode Island Community Food Bank Association - Kent and Providence Counties
South Carolina: Harvest Hope Food Bank - Columbia
Vermont: Vermont Food Bank - Chittenden County
Virginia: Food for Others, Inc. - Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun Counties
Washington, DC: Capital Area Food Bank
A staunch commitment to active involvement in the local community is a vital element of the TD Bank philosophy. TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank
® and the TD Charitable Foundation provide support to affordable housing, financial literacy and education, and environmental initiatives, many of which focus on improving the welfare of children and families.
About the TD Charitable Foundation The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank N.A., which operates as TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank
®, and is one of the 10 largest commercial banking organizations in
the United States.
The TD Charitable Foundation's mission is to serve the individuals, families and businesses in all the communities where TD Bank operates, having made
$98.2 million in charitable donations since its inception in 2002. The Foundation's areas of focus are affordable housing, financial literacy and education, and the environment. More information on the TD Charitable Foundation, including an online grant application, is available at
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