Feed Albany has announced that Bank of America has provided a $10,000 match as part of Giving Tuesday Now, a worldwide charitable movement to donate to local non-profits in communities across the world. For every dollar that is donated to Feed Albany between Monday, May 4 and Sunday, May 10, Bank of America will match it up to a cap of $10,000. Feed Albany operates a cost of $2.50 per meal, so this dollar-for-dollar match will enable Feed Albany to provide an additional 4,000 meals with Bank of America’s support.
“Bank of America’s focus has been to support organizations that have an immediate impact on the humanitarian needs that have arisen from the coronavirus,” said Jennifer MacPhee, Albany/Hudson Valley market president for Bank of America. “Dominick and his partners at Feed Albany represent the best of our community here in the Capital Region. They didn’t wait for the call for help — they sprang to action by forming Feed Albany and have provided meals, supplies, and assistance with dignity and respect. We are fortunate to have this opportunity to collaborate for Giving Tuesday, and we know that Feed Albany will continue to be a vital resource in the coming months ahead.”
“Feed Albany has seen amazing support from all corners of our community and we’re thankful Bank of America has stepped up to the plate to support our efforts,” said Dominick Purnomo, president, Feed Albany. “These funds will help us not only feed more of our neighbors during this crisis but will help us obtain much-needed grocery items and essentials during these uncertain times. I’ve personally seen what Bank of America’s support and involvement has done for Wine & Dine for the Arts and their generosity seemingly has no bounds. We’re grateful to have them as a part of our efforts and as part of our community.”
Feed Albany is a local charity that began in response to many restaurant and service industry workers being laid off due to the restrictions of the pandemic. Their efforts have provided tens of thousands of meals to workers who lost their jobs from the mass layoffs. Since its founding in March 2020, the organization has been able to expand their efforts to providing meals and groceries to senior citizens, first responders and many families in need throughout the Capital Region.