Hancock Whitney pledges $40K to local food pantries   

Published 12:03 am Thursday, May 28, 2020

Hancock Whitney pledged a $40,000 investment to local food pantries as part of the bank’s COVID-19 community relief efforts.

This announcement comes on the heels of Hancock Whitney committing $2.5 million to help people in some of the Gulf South’s most vulnerable neighborhoods during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our communities aren’t just places; they’re the people who make up the hearts of our hometowns,” said Hancock Whitney President and CEO John M. Hairston. “Together with the people we serve, we at Hancock Whitney celebrate in times of joy and support each another in times of challenges. We have very deep roots in the region we serve, and we hope this support serves as a reminder of all the good in our communities and the opportunities we can create together.”

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Locally, the investment will support four organizations, including:

Southeast Texas Food Bank 

$10,000 to Southeast Texas Food Bank will provide an estimated 30,000 meals to those in need. The organization leads the fight against hunger in Southeast Texas.

Nutrition & Services for Seniors (Meals on Wheels) 

$10,000 to Nutrition & Services for Seniors (Meals on Wheels) will provide an estimated 1,465 meals to seniors in their own homes.

Nutrition & Services works to provide congregate meals, home delivered meals, transportation, nutrition education and information, and referrals while giving seniors the opportunity to remain independent in their own homes.

Some Other Place 

$10,000 to Some Other Place will provide an estimated 5,000 meals. The organization is a place where people of all faiths come together to provide services of all types to people who find themselves in emergency situations.

Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas

$10,000 to Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas’s Market to HOPE will provide meals to families in need. The primary and most pressing goal of Market to HOPE is to provide supplemental food to individuals and families that will help reduce their food insecurity.