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Grant From Bank of America Allows Meals on Wheels to Continue Helping Nassau County’s Most Vulnerable Populations

 

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(516) 539-0150 * www.eac-network.org * Lance W. Elder, President & CEO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

GRANT FROM BANK OF AMERICA ALLOWS MEALS ON WHEELS TO CONTINUE HELPING NASSAU COUNTY’S MOST VULNERABLE POPULATIONS

EAC Network serving increasing demand during coronavirus outbreak

April 16, 2020, Long Island, NY ~ EAC Network’s COVID-19 Response Fund has received much needed assistance from Bank of America to help address an increased demand for life sustaining food from COVID-19 impacted seniors.

EAC Network, a non-profit human services organization, assists vulnerable and underserved populations throughout Long Island and New York City. Many of its clients, especially Nassau County senior citizens, are feeling the brunt of hunger due to COVID-19. Bank of America’s contribution of $100 thousand dollars will support EAC Network’s Meals on Wheels program, with its boots-on-the-ground effort to help seniors impacted by COVID-19.

“Meals on Wheels is often the only thing standing between our senior citizens and not eating,” said EAC Network’s Richard Kessel, Chairman of the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency, and Chairman of EAC Network’s Board of Directors. “Bank of America’s contribution to EAC Network’s COVID-19 Response Fund is allowing us to double our delivery capacity and supply our delivery staff with personal protective equipment.”

“EAC Network has been a pillar for Nassau County for over 50 years,” said Robert Isaksen, Long Island Market President for Bank of America. “It’s also Nassau’s largest provider of Meals on Wheels services, delivering to 45 towns across the county. We’re thankful EAC Network is looking out for those who may be overlooked, and grateful it’s continuing to make a difference for Long Islanders during this time.”

Nassau County is home to nearly 300,000 senior citizens, many of whom are vulnerable and often have to choose between their next meal and other expenses. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Meals on Wheels has been delivering hope along with life sustaining food to those who need it the most.
With the support of private and corporate donations from different organizations, including Bank of America, EAC Network has been able to continually provide vital programs and direct support services to more than 82,000 clients in need.

To learn more about EAC Network and how support can make a lasting difference in the lives of at-risk neighbors, please visit https://eac-network.org/eac-network-covid-19-response-fund/

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About Bank of America 

At Bank of America, we’re guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better, through the power of every connection. We’re delivering on this through responsible growth with a focus on our environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership. ESG is embedded across our eight lines of business and reflects how we help fuel the global economy, build trust and credibility, and represent a company that people want to work for, invest in and do business with. It’s demonstrated in the inclusive and supportive workplace we create for our employees, the responsible products and services we offer our clients, and the impact we make around the world in helping local economies thrive. An important part of this work is forming strong partnerships with nonprofits and advocacy groups, such as community, consumer and environmental organizations, to bring together our collective networks and expertise to achieve greater impact. Learn more at about.bankofamerica.com, and connect with us on Twitter (@BofA_News).

Bank of America has delivered more than $2 billion in philanthropic investments since 2009, with approximately $250 million in 2019 alone. In April 2019, the company announced a $5 billion Bank of America Community Homeownership Commitment™ to benefit low- and moderate-income homebuyers and communities across the U.S. over the next five years. Also in 2019, Bank of America Community Development Banking provided a record $4.88 billion in loans, tax credit equity investments and other real estate development solutions. Between 2005 and 2019, Bank of America financed 202,800 affordable housing units. To meet the unique needs of its 12 million small business owners, the company provides advice, solutions and dedicated support. Bank of America maintained its position as the nation’s top small business lender at the end of 2019, with $38.9 billion in total outstanding small business loan balances (defined as business loans in original amounts of $1 million and under), up 7% year over year.

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About EAC Network

EAC network is a human services agency that responds to human needs through the provision of critically needed programs and direct support services that protect children, promote healthy families and communities, helps seniors and the incapacitated, and empower individuals to take control of their lives.

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Media Contact
Sue Fragale
Director of Community Engagement & Partnerships, EAC Network
Email susan.fragale@eac-network.org or call 516.993.7557

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