TD Charitable Foundation Announces More than $500,000 in Grants to Food
Pantries From Maine to Florida
CHERRY HILL, N.J. and PORTLAND, Maine, Nov. 6, 2012
CHERRY HILL, N.J. and PORTLAND, Maine, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The TD
Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America's Most
Convenient Bank^®, will donate a total of $537,500 in grants to food pantries
from Maine to Florida to help meet the increasing need for food in local
According to Feeding America, one in six people in the United States is food
insecure. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, some areas along the eastern
seaboard may experience significant food shortages, accelerating TD's planned
"Food pantries do a tremendous job providing meals for people in need
throughout the year, and the demand for food will be even greater in the
coming weeks," said Elizabeth K. Warn, President of the TD Charitable
Foundation. "We are pleased to be able to support food pantries across our
footprint, especially during this time of year when the demand for food is
The following food pantries, listed by state, will receive grants:
oConnecticut: Foodshare, Inc. of Hartford County
oDelaware: Food Bank of Delaware, Inc. - Kent, New Castle and Sussex
oFlorida: Feeding South Florida, Inc. and Salvation Army of Broward County
oMaine: Preble Street - Cumberland and York Counties
oMaryland: Maryland Food Bank, Inc. - City of Baltimore
oMassachusetts: The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. and the Food Bank of
Western Massachusetts, Inc.
oNew Hampshire: New Hampshire Food Bank - Hillsborough County
oNew Jersey: Community Food Bank of New Jersey, Inc. - Southern Branch;
Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Monmouth County; and St.
Paul's Community Development Corporation - Paterson
oNew York: Food Bank of the Hudson Valley and Salvation Army - Eastern
Territory (West Nyack)
oNorth Carolina: Manna Food Bank, Inc. - Asheville
oPennsylvania: Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley, Inc.
oRhode Island: Rhode Island Community Food Bank Association - Kent and
oSouth Carolina: Harvest Hope Food Bank - Columbia
oVermont: Vermont Food Bank - Chittenden County
oVirginia: Food for Others, Inc. - Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun Counties
oWashington, DC: Capital Area Food Bank
A staunch commitment to active involvement in the local community is a vital
element of the TD Bank philosophy. TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank^®
and the TD Charitable Foundation 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 TD
Charitable Foundation's mission is to serve the individuals, families and
businesses in all the communities where TD Bank operates, having made $98.2
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 nearly 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., and Portland, Maine. To learn
more, visit www.tdbank.com. Find TD Bank on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/TDMoneyLoungeUS 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 is one of the few
banks in the world rated Aaa by Moody's and trades on the New York and Toronto
stock exchanges under the ticker symbol "TD." To learn more, visit www.td.com.
SOURCE TD Charitable Foundation
Contact: Eric Springer, +1-856-470-3898, Eric.Springer@td.com
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.