M&T Financial institution combating meals insecurity with grant funding – Saratogian

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Albany, NY — M&T Financial institution continues to struggle meals insecurity by awarding a number of grants to native organizations addressing the problem.

Annually, M&T Financial institution awards greater than $500,000 in grants to dozens of nonprofits within the better metropolitan space.Constructed on years of dedication to preventing starvation and empowering communities A $45,000 grant was just lately awarded to native meals pantries and meals entry packages in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady counties.

“Nobody ought to fear about the place their subsequent meal will come from,” stated Charles Pinckney, Regional President of M&T Financial institution. Few neighborhood wants are extra vital than ending starvation, and whereas meals insecurity is a continuing problem, we’re pleased with the great non-profits who’re working onerous to feed these in want in our communities. We’re grateful for the chance to help a for-profit group.”

Entry to inexpensive and wholesome meals stays a rising concern. Throughout the metropolitan space, roughly 80,030 folks, or about 11% of the inhabitants, are meals insecure, in accordance with latest knowledge from Feeding America. These numbers elevated throughout the pandemic. That is the problem M&T is concentrating on with its newest grant.

One of many grant recipients, the Albany Housing Authority, has partnered with M&T and Enterprise For Good’s Jahkeen Hoke and his crew to feed greater than 300 households in want. Meals shall be ready by Kizzy Williams of Allie B’s Cozy Kitchen.

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