Pennsauken, NJ, July 28, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, recently donated a total of $10,000 to the Food Bank of South Jersey as part of the bank’s commitment to giving back to the community.
The Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) is the leading provider of safe and nutritious food to people in need in South Jersey. Established in 1985, the FBSJ has a three-fold mission: provide food to people in need, teach them how to eat nutritiously, and help them find sustainable ways to live a healthy lifestyle. Since its inception, FBSJ has provided over 120 million pounds of food and conducted numerous education courses to communities in Camden, Burlington, Gloucester, and Salem counties. In addition to being the primary food resource for more than 240 food pantries, kitchens, and shelters in South Jersey, FBSJ also operates direct service programs that provide food and nutrition education targeted at the most vulnerable members of the population – children and seniors. The funds from the TD Charitable Foundation will be used to support the FEED MORE program, which provides the food and essentials to FBSJ’s network of emergency feeding organizations and serves over 173,000 food insecure children, families, and seniors in South Jersey.
“Right here in South Jersey, one in four children do not know when or where they will get their next meal. One in six South Jersey seniors struggle with the difficult choice of prescriptions or food. This Darden Restaurant Grant from the TD Charitable Foundation will support the Food Bank of South Jersey’s programs for children, seniors, and families in need. We are very proud to have been selected to partner with this very vital and engaged organization,” states Val Traore, CEO of the Food Bank of South Jersey.
This latest grant is another example of the TD Charitable Foundation’s staunch commitment to active involvement in the local community. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank® and the TD Charitable Foundation also 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 Foundation's mission is to serve the individuals, families and businesses in all the communities where TD Bank operates, having made $104.8 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 www.TDBank.com.
About TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®
TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing nearly 8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at more than 1,300 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth®, and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. To learn more, visit www.tdbank.com. Find TD Bank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TDBank and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TDBank_US.
TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol "TD." To learn more, visit www.td.com.
About the Food Bank of South Jersey
The Food Bank of South Jersey exists to provide an immediate solution to the urgent problem of hunger by providing food to needy people, teaching them to eat nutritiously, and helping them to find sustainable ways to improve their lives. You can learn more at www.foodbanksj.org. You can find the Food Bank of South Jersey www.facebook.com/foodbankofsouthjersey or follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/FoodbankSJ.
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