Alabama Food Bank Association Receives a $100,000 Grant from Truist for COVID-19 Relief Efforts

ALABAMA, April 21, 2020 – Alabama Food Bank Association today announced it received a $100,000 grant from Truist Financial Corporation to help provide hunger relief to Alabama families during the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will be used to support the four Feeding America food banks in Alabama as they respond to this unprecedented crisis. Children have lost the school meals they depend on, families are struggling with lost wages, and seniors are more at risk for hunger than ever before.

The grant is part of the financial services company’s Truist Cares initiative, a $25 million philanthropic pledge announced in March to support basic needs, medical supplies and financial hardship relief due to COVID-19.

Alabama Food Bank Association is grateful to Truist for their tremendous support of Alabama communities. “Because of the generous support from Truist, our food banks are able to serve families in economic crisis during this pandemic,” said Laura Lester, executive director of the Alabama Food Bank Association. “Our hunger-relief programs help deliver millions of pounds of nutritious food to the communities we serve across Alabama.”

Truist Alabama Regional President Burton McDonald states, “These are tough times, and community support is now more critical than ever. We are honored to partner with the great work of the Alabama Food Bank Association in providing relief to Alabama families.”

About Alabama Food Bank Association

The Alabama Food Bank Association works to end hunger by assisting the food bank network in obtaining more food and funds, fostering public awareness of the food banks’ mission, and creating partnerships to help alleviate hunger in Alabama. Every day, the eight food banks in Alabama partner with a statewide network of food donors, emergency food pantries, and soup kitchens to provide food to hungry people. Fighting hunger requires significant funding for every step of the process—from acquiring food, to storing the food, to transporting the food to people in need. Learn more

About Truist

Truist Financial Corporation is a purpose-driven financial services company committed to inspire and build better lives and communities. With 275 years of combined BB&T and SunTrust history, Truist serves approximately 12 million households with leading market share in many high-growth markets in the country. The company offers a wide range of services including retail, small business and commercial banking; asset management; capital markets; commercial real estate; corporate and institutional banking; insurance; mortgage; payments; specialized lending and wealth management. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Truist is the sixth-largest commercial bank in the U.S. with total assets of $506 billion as of March 31, 2020. Truist Bank, Member FDIC. Learn more at