April 3, 2014
Wells Fargo, as part of a season-long community initiative with the Charlotte Bobcats, announced April 2 that the two organizations have partnered to donate $50,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina in support of their Capital Campaign. The Capital Campaign is designed to provide the necessary funding to build a new 40,000-square-foot distribution facility and kicked off with the Second Harvest Capital Campaign Breakfast on Thursday, April 3.
“It is a great honor to partner with Wells Fargo and on such an impactful initiative,” said Bobcats Sports & Entertainment President & COO Fred Whitfield. “Through mobile pantry deliveries and other community programs, Second Harvest Food Bank has continued to provide our region with the necessary supplies in order to fight hunger and we are proud to support them in this cause.”
The Capital Campaign Breakfast was held at Time Warner Cable Arena. The buffet-style breakfast concluded with presentations from key executives of all three organizations emphasizing one of the most overwhelming needs in the Carolinas: hunger. Today, approximately 500,000 people in a 19 county region surrounding Charlotte live at or below the poverty level and over 35% of the people at risk of hunger are children and seniors.
“Wells Fargo is pleased to support the work of Second Harvest Food Bank as part of our Foundation’s focus on addressing food and hunger needs in our region,” said Jay Everette, Community Affairs Manager for Wells Fargo.
About Cats Care:
Through its Cats Care initiative, Bobcats Sports & Entertainment is committed to helping the needs of the community in the areas of education, hunger and wellness. Bobcats players, coaches and staff are actively engaged in the community, volunteering their time and efforts to serve these key areas.
About Wells Fargo:
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.5 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 locations, 12,000 ATMs, and the internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With more than 264,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2013 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at blogs.wellsfargo.com.
About Second Harvest:
Over the past 10 years, Second Harvest has tripled distribution of food and grocery products to the hunger-relief network. Distribution has increased dramatically since construction of Second Harvest’s current facility, and our logistical needs exceed our capacity to meet the growing needs of hungry families in the community. In 2013, Second Harvest distributed over 40 million pounds of food and household items. Today, Second Harvest distributes 300 pounds every minute the Food Bank is open. Approximately 600 agencies including emergency pantries, soup kitchens and shelters depend on us for food.