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Local bank donates $100K for food insecurity in Acadiana

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Posted at 9:37 AM, May 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-01 10:37:23-04

On Thursday, JD Bank announced it would make a $100,000 donation to meet the growing need for food insecurity in Acadiana.

The funds will go to support 46 local food pantries, meal programs, and residential shelters in Calcasieu, Evangeline, Iberia, Jeff Davis, Lafayette, and St. Landry Parishes.

The bank has partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana.

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.

A contribution of $7,500 will also be made to support the Shepard's Pantry at St. Philip Neri Church in Kinder, according to a release.

"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.

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