Wells Fargo deploys mobile food donation banks
Wells Fargo & Co. has launched a Holiday Food Bank program that will include food donation bins at its 6,000 retail banking branches, deploying mobile food donation banks and granting $5 million to the United Way.
Wells Fargo will deploy mobile "pop-up" food banks to collect food donations and raise awareness of hunger issues. According to a recent study the company conducted, 83 percent of people were more likely to donate food during the holiday season if they had a convenient location to do so.
“At Wells Fargo, our commitment to building better communities starts with providing the millions of underserved people and families in our country with access to basic needs such as stable housing, food on the table, steady employment, education – and ultimately improved well-being and quality of life,” Wells Fargo head of corporate responsibility and community relations Jon Campbell said in a press release. “Thanks to our team members, customers, and United Way Worldwide, we’ll be able to make a big difference for many people in need this holiday season.”
The Wells Fargo "pop-up" mobile food donation collections will take place now through Dec. 30. Visit wellsfargo.com/foodbank to find specific locations.