Wells Fargo, St. Mary’s Food Bank team for holiday food drive

Wells Fargo and St. Mary’s Food Bank, an Arizona Feeding America non-profit affiliate that supports hunger related initiatives, are collaborating this holiday season to collect non-perishable food items for those in need.

Last holiday season more than 9,800 pounds of non-perishable food items were delivered to local food banks and pantries, providing almost 8,200 meals, according to a press release.

This year through Monday, Dec. 31 the second annual Wells Fargo Holiday Food Bank program will provide the opportunity for customers and community members to donate items at Wells Fargo’s 230 Arizona branches, as well as at its 5,700 locations around the U.S. Scottsdale is home to 13 Wells Fargo locations.

Wells Fargo is working with Feeding America and its network of 200 food bank affiliates around the country to support near-term and long-term hunger-related causes in local communities, a release states.

Wells Fargo will launch the program with a $4 million donation to Feeding America. In addition, the company will also match up to an additional $1 million in consumer monetary donations.

During the holiday campaign, Wells Fargo’s national network of 13,600 ATMs will accept monetary donations from customers and others for Feeding America. Customers and community members can also donate online and through Wells Fargo social channels.

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