U.S. Bank Foundation and St. Felix Pantry Work Together to Feed New Mexico’s Hungry
From L to R: Jean Rivera, U.S. Bank branch manager at Rio Rancho Main, Veronica Montoya, branch manager at Rio Rancho Southern Blvd, Rev. Dr. Jack Bunting, president, St. Felix Pantry, Inc., and Micah DiPaola, payment solutions consultant U.S. Bank.
“U.S. Bank in New Mexico is no stranger to St. Felix Pantry,” said Manuel Casias, vice president of development for the Pantry.
“More often than not, they have come forward to help us purchase food at some of our most critical times,” he added. He noted that it should not be any surprise to most that the demand for food increases for families during the summer months since kids are at home without the daily meal many receive during the school year.
“Sadly, as a result, the food we do have at the Pantry tends to run out a lot sooner and the need to purchase healthy food from local vendors increases. In these cases, folks like U.S. Bank step up just at the right moment. Today, the U.S. Bank Foundation awarded St. Felix Pantry with a generous contribution of $2,500 to be used to purchase much needed food for the 1,000 client/households that visit the Pantry every week.”
U.S. Bank contributes to the strength and health of its communities through the U.S. Bank Foundation, Community Affairs and Corporate Giving. Total annual funding in 2013 reached $43.1 million.
Each year, the U.S. Bank Foundation provides cash contributions to nonprofit organizations in its grant priority areas of education, economic opportunity, and artistic and cultural enrichment. In 2013, the U.S. Bank Foundation provided more than $23.4 million in grant funding.