CHERRY HILL, N.J. and PORTLAND, Maine, Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, donated a total of $100,000 to food banks and shelters throughout Florida to help ease the post-holiday demand for meals.
The donation helps support Florida communities, where the need for food assistance remains high due to significant shortages on food bank and pantry shelves in the new year. According to Feeding America, a nationwide network of food banks, more than 3.1 million people in Florida are food insecure, meaning they do not know where their next meal is coming from.
"Millions of people throughout Florida are still in dire need of food," said Kevin Gillen, Florida Regional President for TD Bank. "Food banks all over the state do a tremendous job providing meals for people in need, and we are proud to make this contribution to help food banks add much needed inventory."
The following food banks and shelters in Florida each received $25,000 contributions:
- Camillus House - Miami
- Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida - Orlando
- Treasure Coast Food Bank - Fort Pierce
- Second Harvest North Florida - Jacksonville
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 Foundation's mission is to serve the individuals, families and businesses in all the communities where TD Bank operates, having made $83.7 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 more than 7.8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at more than 1,280 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized wealth management services through TD Wealth, and insurance products and services through TD Insurance, Inc. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., and Portland, Maine. To learn more, find TD Bank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TDMoneyLoungeUS, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TDBank_US, or visit www.tdbank.com.
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 and one of the few banks in the world rated Aaa by Moody's. The Toronto-Dominion Bank 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