PROVIDENCE, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Citizens Bank today marked the start of Hunger Action Month by announcing $1.2 million in contributions to 46 nonprofit groups throughout the communities it serves, as part of its year-round Citizens Helping Citizens Fight Hunger initiative.
“Food insecurity can be devastating and impacts the ability of our children to learn and grow and for families to thrive,” said Barbara Cottam, Head of Corporate Affairs for Citizens Bank. “One hungry family or individual is one too many. Through our partnerships with food banks and other food programs in our local communities, we are making a difference for our neighbors not just during Hunger Action Month, but all year long.”
The $1.2 million in contributions provides 3.6 million meals to those in need throughout Citizens’ service area as part of the bank’s effort to eliminate hunger in its local communities. Citizens colleagues have also donated their time by logging more than 5,000 volunteer hours last year to support food banks, food pantries, and other hunger relief organizations.
According to Feeding America, one out of every eight people and one out of every six children struggle with hunger. During Hunger Action Month the bank will hold a footprint-wide food drive and colleagues will be donating non-perishable food items to help stock shelves of local food programs.
Citizens Helping Citizens Fight Hunger is part of the bank’s broader Citizens Helping Citizens program, which addresses four key areas: hunger, economic development, financial education and volunteerism. Get more information about Citizens Bank’s community initiatives online.
About Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with $151.4 billion in assets as of June 30, 2017. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, Citizens offers a broad range of retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, large corporations and institutions. Citizens helps its customers reach their potential by listening to them and by understanding their needs in order to offer tailored advice, ideas and solutions. In Consumer Banking, Citizens provides an integrated experience that includes mobile and online banking, a 24/7 customer contact center and the convenience of approximately 3,200 ATMs and approximately 1,200 branches in 11 states in the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. Consumer Banking products and services include a full range of banking, lending, savings, wealth management and small business offerings. In Commercial Banking, Citizens offers corporate, institutional and not-for-profit clients a full range of wholesale banking products and services, including lending and deposits, capital markets, treasury services, foreign exchange and interest rate products and asset finance. More information is available at www.citizensbank.com or visit us on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.