13 May Feeding Northeast Florida Receives a $70,000 Grant from Truist for COVID-19 Relief Efforts
Feeding Northeast Florida today announced it received a $70,000 grant from Truist Financial Corporation in support of its recently launched Project S.H.A.R.E. (Solving Hunger and Assisting Restaurant Employees).
Project S.H.A.R.E. is an innovative program born out of the new realities we are facing with COVID-19. With restaurant closures and culinary staff out of work, increased need across our community, and seniors unable to leave their homes, an opportunity emerged to work together to solve some of these overlapping issues. Using food supplied by Feeding Northeast Florida, local chefs are preparing healthy, nourishing, ready-to-enjoy meals. These meals are then distributed directly to seniors in need through Feeding Northeast Florida’s distribution channels and relationships.
The grant is part of the financial services company’s Truist Cares initiative, a $25 million philanthropic pledge announced in March to support basic needs, medical supplies and financial hardship relief due to COVID-19.
“At this unprecedented time, Truist’s leadership in supporting this new program is tremendous,” said Susan King, Feeding Northeast Florida president & CEO. “Project SHARE is making a significant impact in our community—serving at-risk seniors with nutritious, ready-to-enjoy meals and helping local chefs and restaurant staff, who may have otherwise been displaced, stay employed. We are grateful to have Truist’s partnership.”
“Feeding Northeast Florida is doing tremendous work through Project S.H.A.R.E., benefitting some of the hardest hit people in our community,” said Scott Keith, North Florida regional president for Truist. “These efforts closely align with our purpose to inspire and build better lives and communities.”