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Wells Fargo team members distributed food at Blessings and Hope Food Pantry in Lakeland, Florida, during the company’s Dedicated Day of Service. (2:16)

We’re still a bank — a food bank

Thousands of Wells Fargo team members participated Sept. 20 in the company’s first Dedicated Day of Service, volunteering in their communities across the world.

October 4, 2019

When Blessings and Hope Food Pantry outgrew its space about two years ago, Wells Fargo stepped in and donated a vacant branch in Lakeland, Florida — helping the nonprofit quadruple its reach to more than 1,000 people a month. As part of Wells Fargo’s Dedicated Day of Service, team members volunteered at the former branch to serve their community.

“Donating one of our branches is not an everyday thing,” said Kate Wilson, Wells Fargo Florida Community Affairs Manager. “And being able to work with local leaders to make this exception and cater to the needs of our Lakeland community and Blessings and Hope Food Pantry is something we’re very excited about.”

A woman wearing a red Wells Fargo volunteer T-shirt hands out canned fruit.
Boxes of grapes are shown sitting on a table to the left. A woman with a shopping cart is in the distance, on the right.
A man accepts canned goods from a woman while pulling a shopping cart.
Wells Fargo volunteers helped Blessings and Hope Food Pantry distribute food items to community members in need.
Volunteers served more than 400 people at Blessings and Hope Food Pantry during the 2019 Wells Fargo Dedicated Day of Service.
Charles Joyce, a retired veteran from Lakeland, Florida, visits Blessings and Hope Food Pantry to supplement his grocery expenses.

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