RALEIGH – RBC Bank has delivered more than 3,400 pounds of food to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina and four other food banks.
The delivery was the local culmination of a month-long food drive the bank held across two states in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. The bank collected nonperishable food through its 170 branches in North Carolina and Virgina.
“Hurricanes have an impact that lasts long after the water has receded and the wind has died down. Dealing with storm damage is enough to keep food off of the table for many families in many communities,” said the bank’s president, Reggie Davis. “We are so pleased that, thanks to the generosity of so many friends, clients and colleagues, the local food banks are in a better position to help our neighbors who need help the most at this challenging time.”
RBC Bank operates 65 banks in Eastern North Carolina cities and towns that were seriously harmed by the storm.
Formerly headquartered in Rocky Mount, RBC Bank has more than 420 branches in North Carolina and five other states and is the 40th largest U.S. bank by consolidated assets. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada.