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Wells Fargo commits $100,000 to Food Bank of Iowa renovation campaign

December 12, 2017 | Press Releases

Des Moines, IA, December 12, 2017 – Wells Fargo has committed a $100,000 donation to help Food Bank of Iowa complete a renovation of its Des Moines distribution center. The donation coincides with a nationwide food drive being conducted at all 5,900 Wells Fargo bank locations.

“Wells Fargo and its more than 16,000 Iowa team members are huge supporters of the Food Bank of Iowa, which is doing great work to address food insecurity issues throughout our state,” said Wells Fargo Region Bank President Marta Codina. “It is critically important that food donations continue to come in – that’s why Wells Fargo is conducting a massive food drive this month, with nonperishable food items being collected at our 5,900 banks nationwide – but it’s also important that the Food Bank of Iowa has the physical plant it needs to process and distribute food to people in need. Wells Fargo is pleased to help the Food Bank of Iowa in this way with a $100,000 donation toward its capital campaign.”

The Food Bank of Iowa has raised more than 70 percent of the funds needed to complete a total overhaul of its Des Moines facility. The renovation project includes the construction of new, expanded freezer and refrigeration units, significant additions in storage for grocery products, and improvements to safety and efficiency throughout the facility. The ultimate goal of the renovation project is to facilitate distribution of 2 million lbs. of food each month. Currently, the Food Bank distributes 1 million lbs. per month.

“We are thrilled to benefit from the support of one of the leading businesses in the Des Moines area,” said Michelle Book, president and CEO of Food Bank of Iowa. “Wells Fargo has been a stalwart supporter of Food Bank of Iowa, and we are extraordinarily grateful that they have extended their support to this vital renovation campaign.”

Wells Fargo bank locations across the United States are also hosting food drives to benefit local food banks and other hunger-fighting organizations. Each of the 5,900 bank sites is collecting nonperishable food items through December 30 to help provide for people in need in their local communities.

The major donation and food drive effort are continuations of generous support provided by Wells Fargo and its employees. Through Wells Fargo’s employee volunteer program, Food Bank of Iowa has benefited from thousands of hours of volunteer time, sorting grocery items and produce as well as helping to maximize efficiency within Food Bank processes.

For media inquiries, contact Danny Akright, communications manager, Food Bank of Iowa, dakright@foodbankiowa.org or 515-564-0330.

To learn how you can help fight hunger in your community, visit www.foodbankiowa.org.

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