Bank of America Issues 'Hits for Hunger' Challenge to MLB All-Stars During 80th Midsummer Classic, Pledges $5,000 for Every Recorded Hit to Benefit Feeding America
About St. Louis Area Foodbank
The St. Louis Area Foodbank will feed hungry people by distributing food through its member agencies, and will educate the public about the nature of and the solutions to the problems of hunger. It gathers and distributes nearly 14 million pounds of food each year to 500+ food pantries, homeless shelters, soup kitchens and emergency feeding programs throughout 14 counties in Eastern Missouri and 12 counties southwestern Illinois. For more, visit http://www.stlfoodbank.org/.
About Bank of America Corporate Philanthropy
Building on a long-standing tradition of investing in the communities it serves, Bank of America this year embarked on a new, ten-year goal to donate $2 billion to nonprofit organizations engaged in improving the health and vitality of their neighborhoods. Funded by Bank of America, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation gave more than $200 million in 2008, making the bank the most generous financial institution in the world and the second largest donor of all U.S. corporations in cash contributions. Bank of America approaches investing through a national strategy called "neighborhood excellence" under which it works with local leaders to identify and meet the most pressing needs of individual communities. Through Team Bank of America, bank associate volunteers contributed more than 900,000 hours in 2008 to enhance the quality of life in their communities nationwide. For more information about Bank of America Corporate Philanthropy, please visit http://www.bankofamerica.com/foundation.