2010-10-13 / Community

Ameris Bank Announces ‘Helping Fight Hunger’ Initiative

In recognition of Hunger Awareness Month, Ameris Bank announces its “Helping Fight Hunger” initiative for October 1 – 30, 2010.

“Ameris Bank: Helping Fight Hunger” is a company-wide service project uniting all banking locations, support departments, community boards, and members of the community to one common cause – fighting hunger.

Each Ameris Bank location is a drop-off site for the donation of non-perishable food items. Ameris Bank encourages employees, customers, and members of the community to donate by dropping off non-perishable food items in the Collection Box located inside every Ameris Bank location. Ameris Bank’s goal is to collect and donate 20,000 non-perishable food items. At the end of October, Ameris Bancorp will match the number of items collected and donate those items to local food banks across our four-state footprint. A local food bank in every town with an Ameris Bank location will receive the donation of goods collected at the local Ameris Bank office, so the impact can be felt throughout many communities.

In Colquitt, donated items will be delivered to Colquitt United Methodist Church.

Regional President Harry Pitman stated, “It’s hard to imagine that in our own neighborhoods, there are families who don’t know where they will get their next meal. If we all just give a little, we can make a big change for those who need it most.”

According to feedingamerica. org, more than 49 million Americans are currently food insecure, meaning they are hungry or at risk of hunger. Georgia is ranked 4th in the nation with 14.20 percent of its population living at risk of hunger.

In Colquitt, items can be donated at the following Ameris Bank locations:

Colquitt Location | 162 East Crawford Street

For additional information about “Ameris Bank: Helping Fight Hunger” initiative, please visit www.amerisbank.com/helpingfighthunger.html.

Ameris Bank is headquartered in Moultrie, Georgia, and has locations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. The parent Company, Ameris Bancorp is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol ABCB. For more information about Ameris Bank, please visit us on the web at www.amerisbank.com.

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