Fifth third bank will provide 1 million meals to fight hunger in the Bank’s footprint | national news
CINCINNATI – (BUSINESS WIRE) – May 3, 2021 –
Fifth Third Bancorp’s roughly 20,000 employees will celebrate Day 5 by providing 1 million meals to the hungry. Meals are donated to various food organizations in the 11 states of the Retail Bank in honor of the Bank’s annual community celebration in May, centered on May 3. The date, 5/3 on the calendar, is recognized as the fifth third day.
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Greg D. Carmichael, President, President and CEO of Fifth Third Bank (Photo: Business Wire)
“May 3 is a day to celebrate the positive difference we make in the lives of our clients, colleagues and communities as we continue to fight hunger in our footprint,” said Greg Carmichael, President- Managing Director of Fifth Third. “Through this pandemic and through each era, we remain true to the strong spirit of the Bank as we work to build stronger communities, one person, one family, one business at a time.”
The Bank has celebrated the fifth third day since 1991, and since 2012 the Bank and its employees have worked towards a common goal of fighting hunger. Over the past four years, Fifth Third has met or exceeded its goal of providing 1 million meals to those in need. Meals are provided through month-long events, including volunteerism, group employee efforts, and individual employee efforts. And customers will have the opportunity to support the effort by purchasing shields at the bank’s premises for $ 1, where every dollar donated will go to local organizations to provide meals to those in need. Like last year, due to the pandemic, traditional in-person volunteering will not be part of community service efforts in May, but employees will have the opportunity to participate in various virtual volunteer activities, which will be used to provide meals through the Bank’s footprint. .
According to the USDA’s latest report on household food insecurity in the United States, more than 35 million people in the United States suffered from hunger in 2019. Feeding America, the largest national anti-food organization hunger, estimates that due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, more than 42 million people could be food insecure, including up to 13 million children.
“There has never been a time when Day Five has been more important,” said Lars Anderson, vice president, Strategic Growth Initiatives and Corporate Champion Day Five. “It is a time when so many people are in distress and the basic need for food is a challenge for many. Day Five aligns with a key part of our mission, which is to help make our communities better places to live. We strive to help those facing food insecurity and we are grateful to be part of the solution. “
For more information on how Fifth Third is helping its employees, customers and communities during the pandemic, visit 53.com/covid19.
About the fifth third
Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the indirect parent company of Fifth Third Bank, National Association, a federally chartered institution. As of March 31, 2021, Fifth Third had $ 207 billion in assets and operated 1,098 full-service banking centers and 2,383 Fifth Third-branded ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, l ‘Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. In total, Fifth Third provides its customers with access to approximately 53,000 toll-free ATMs across the United States. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: commercial banking, branch banking, consumer lending, and wealth and asset management. Fifth Third is one of the largest fund managers in the Midwest and, as of March 31, 2021, had $ 464 billion in assets under management, including $ 58 billion for individuals, businesses and nonprofits. through its Trust and Registered Investment Advisory Firms. Investor information and press releases can be found at www.53.com. The common shares of Fifth Third are traded on the Nasdaq® Global Select Market under the symbol “FITB”. Fifth Third Bank was established in 1858. Deposit and credit products are offered by Fifth Third Bank, National Association. FDIC member.
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