JD BANK TO DONATE $100,000 FOR FOOD INSECURITY IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES
Jennings, La.- JD Bank is pleased to announce a $100,000 donation to meet the growing need of food insecurity in the communities we serve. Working through the Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana, JD Bank will be able to support 46 food pantries, meal programs, and residential shelters in Calcasieu, Evangeline, Iberia, Jeff Davis, Lafayette, and St. Landry Parishes, as well as Second Harvest’s COVID- 19 response and emergency food distribution efforts. Second Harvest works with local organizations to fight hunger by providing food access, advocacy, education and disaster response. The donation to Second Harvest will be allocated to support our communities as follows: Calcasieu Parish will receive $35,000 of support, Evangeline Parish will receive $12,500, Iberia Parish will receive $10,000, Jeff Davis Parish will receive $15,000, Lafayette Parish will receive $10,000 and St. Landry Parish will receive $10,000.
JD Bank will also make a $7,500 contribution to support the Shepard’s Pantry at St. Philip Neri Church in Kinder.
“JD Bank takes pride in being Louisiana’s Community Bank and we recognize that our successes are directly tied to the well-being of our neighbors. It is of utmost importance that we are able to support our communities when they are most vulnerable. Second Harvest has seen a 40% increase in the need for emergency food assistance and it is our duty to help as people are struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Bruce W. Elder, JD Bank President and CEO.
“We are so thankful for JD Bank’s transformational gift,” said Second Harvest Regional Director, John Dziurgot. “Your truly generous donation will greatly increase our ability to meet food distribution needs, as we face this unprecedented time.”
About JD Bank
Founded in 1947, JD Bank, Louisiana’s Community Bank, offers a variety of personal and commercial lending and deposit products through both physical and digital delivery channels. JD Bank also offers both trust and investment services. JD Bank operates through 21 full service branch offices located along the Interstate 10 corridor from Lake Charles to Lafayette, Louisiana. For more information, visit www.jdbank.com or call 800-789-5159. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.