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Bank of America donates $230K to fight hunger

Posted at 7:26 PM, Nov 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-20 22:26:18-05
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has announced $230,000 in grants to 20 nonprofits dedicated to hunger relief and basic human services.
 
The grants are part of Bank of America’s broader philanthropic strategy focusing on housing, jobs and hunger to help individuals and families in Las Vegas lead stronger financial lives.
 
One in every six people in Southern Nevada are at risk of going hungry and many working families struggle to address other basic needs. The selected nonprofits play a critical role in connecting low-income individuals with programs that address these needs and provide access to things like food, water, medical care and emergency housing.
 
In total, these grants will impact approximately 350,000 Southern Nevadans and provide nearly 500,000 meals and other basic human services. Ninety-four percent of those benefiting from the grants are in the low-to-middle income bracket.
 
The organizations receiving funding include:
 
* Three Square Food Bank, to support the continued operation of multiple programs that serve approximately 137,0000 food insecure Southern Nevadans each month
 
* Nevada Homeless Alliance, Inc., to support programs and services that connect homeless individuals and families to critical resources
 
* The Salvation Army of Southern Nevada, to support its Food in the Desert program, providing meals to homeless in Southern Nevada
 
* American Red Cross Southern Nevada Chapter, to support relief programs that provide shelter, food and health services to disaster victims
 
* Create A Change Now, to support its Healthy School, Healthy Life program at Booker Elementary School
 
* The Huntridge Teen Clinic, to provide medical and dental services to teens from low-income families
 
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