Ameris Bank Breaks Records, Collecting More than 2.6 Million Food Items in Helping Fight Hunger Initiative

Published 8:50 am Friday, November 15, 2019

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Cordele branch is fourth of nearly 200, $10K goes to Northern Heights Baptist Church Food Bank


Ameris Bank collected a record number, 2,661,492 food items, during its 10th annual Helping Fight Hunger food drive initiative that took place throughout the month of October. Hunger and food insecurity affects millions of Americans, and Ameris Bank is honored to help in the fight against hunger by giving back to those in need.

Cordele’s own Ameris Bank branch came in fourth place out of nearly 200 bank branches in a recent canned food drive, collecting 43,252 food items for area food banks just in time for the holidays.

In addition, $10,000 was donated to Northern Heights Baptist Church Food Bank from Ameris Bancorp. The donation check will be presented early next week.

The food drive benefitted more than 139 food banks throughout 135 communities in the Southeast. Additionally, Ameris Bancorp donated $100,000, which will be divided based on a tier system between the food banks associated with the top 25 locations that collected the most items.

“We are extremely grateful for the collective efforts of our team members, customers and partners that helped us collect more than 2.6 million food items for food banks within our footprint. This is a remarkable achievement that will benefit many in need this holiday season,” said Ameris Bank CEO Palmer Proctor. “At Ameris, we are proud to give back to our communities in which we serve, and the combination of the donated food items and the monetary contribution will help those in the continued fight against hunger.”

Ameris Bank has made a significant impact in the fight against hunger since the inception of Helping Fight Hunger in 2010, donating more than $900,000 and nearly 9 million food items to the communities it serves.

For more information on Ameris Bank’s Helping Fight Hunger food drive initiative, please visit

About Ameris Bank

Ameris Bank manages over $17 billion in assets and nearly 300 financial centers across the Southeast. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ameris Bank is fiercely committed to bringing financial peace of mind to the communities it serves. A subsidiary of Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ: ABCB), Ameris Bank offers a full range of financial services, including traditional banking and lending products, treasury and cash management, wealth management, insurance premium financing, and mortgage and refinancing solutions. Learn more about Ameris Bank and its full range of financial services at