Beginning Monday, November 1, 2011, 75 Bank of America locations throughout Broward County will join forces with the Pantry of Broward to help feed senior citizens and grandparents raising their grandchildren this holiday season.

It isn’t news that many families are struggling during the economic downturn that has occurred over the past few years.  Increasingly, the face of hunger in Broward County is someone we know. The Pantry of Broward serves seniors in need on low fixed incomes and grandparents raising their grandchildren.  Seniors get one delivery per month of 55 pounds of food. During the Bank of America food drive, we hope to collect 12,000 pounds of food, but we need your help to do it.

To meet the ever-increasing growing demand, the Pantry of Broward will have boxes at 75 Bank of America locations this month to collect nonperishable food.  Every donation is appreciated, large or small. If you can participate in this season’s food drive, suggested food items include jelly, Hamburger Helper, Jell-O, peanut butter, cereal, chili, spaghetti sauce, macaroni and cheese, pasta, ramen noodles, oatmeal, tuna and other canned meats, Spaghetti O's, beef stew and ravioli.

“This food drive is essential for the Pantry of Broward to fulfill our mission and serve the individuals and families that are in need of food in our communities,” said Terrence Smalley, Director of Marketing and Online Services. The food products we supply to families in need provide much needed nourishment for their body.  Perhaps just as importantly, this food provides hope for the future.  This project will enable the Pantry of Broward to more efficiently distribute food products, and better serve our community during this holiday season.”

For more information, visit or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for participating bank locations.

About The Pantry of Broward

The Pantry of Broward is a non-profit organization serving seniors on low fixed incomes and grandparents raising their grandchildren in Broward County.   The Pantry is committed to providing resources designed to enrich, enlighten and ease the strain of the everyday living their clients. The Pantry of Broward not only supplies much needed food, but also a continuum of care including health care and insurance resources, food stamp registration, affordable housing solutions and more.