Columbia, S. C. (May 1, 2020) – Harvest Hope announced today it received a $100,000 grant from the Truist Financial Corporation to aid in its COVID-19 relief efforts in the Upstate and Midlands.
The grant is part of the financial services company’s Truist Cares initiative, a $25 million philanthropic pledge announced in March to support basic needs, medical supplies and financial hardship relief due to COVID-19.
“We are distributing food to thousands of South Carolinians in need each week at Harvest Hope,” says Wendy Broderick, Harvest Hope CEO. “This grant from Truist is going to help ensure that no family has to go hungry during this pandemic.”
“During these challenging times, it is more important than ever that we support those struggling to fulfill basic needs,” said Mike Brenan, South Carolina regional president for Truist. “As many families across our state rely on Harvest Hope for access to nutritious food, Truist is proud to support their efforts to reduce hunger and food insecurity.”
About Harvest Hope Food Bank
Harvest Hope Food Bank is a non-profit organization serving people in need in 20 counties across South Carolina. Harvest Hope distributes more than 32.7 million pounds of food each year and feeds approximately 31,405 people a week across South Carolina. Harvest Hope operates out of locations in Columbia, Florence, and Greenville, SC. For more information, visit harvesthope.org.
Truist Financial Corporation is a purpose-driven financial services company committed to inspire and build better lives and communities. With 275 years of combined BB&T and SunTrust history, Truist serves approximately 12 million households with leading market share in many high-growth markets in the country. The company offers a wide range of services including retail, small business and commercial banking; asset management; capital markets; commercial real estate; corporate and institutional banking; insurance; mortgage; payments; specialized lending and wealth management. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Truist is the sixth-largest commercial bank in the U.S. with total assets of $506 billion as of March 31, 2020. Truist Bank, Member FDIC. Learn more at Truist.com.
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