Scotiabank Donates 10000 to Hands for Hunger

Nassau, The Bahamas, November 24, 2015 – For the fifth consecutive year Scotiabank has partnered with Hands for Hunger to provide meals for Bahamians in need at Thanksgiving. 

"At Scotiabank we have long supported the well-being of the communities in which we live, work and do business. This partnership is a staple on our calendar each year. It is refreshing to know that our donation will help Hands for Hunger to provide 10,000 meals for families in our community this holiday season," said Maxine Seymour, Scotiabank's Manager for Sponsorships & Philanthropy. 

In addition to the $10,000 direct donation to Hands for Hunger, Scotiabank volunteers will treat children infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS to a special Thanksgiving Meal and other surprises this Wednesday, November 25. The children are a part of The Bahamas AIDS Foundation's after-school program which is one of Hands for Hunger's recipient agencies.

About Scotiabank

Scotiabank is Canada's international bank and a leading financial services provider in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and parts of Asia. We are dedicated to helping our 21 million customers become better off through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of more than 87,000 employees and assets of $863 billion (as at July 31, 2015), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (TSX: BNS) and New York Exchanges (NYSE: BNS).

About Hands for Hunger

Hands For Hunger is a humanitarian organization committed to the elimination of unnecessary hunger and the reduction of food waste through food rescue and distribution, education and other innovative solutions. The 14 outreach agencies that Hands for Hunger currently serves provide more than 10,000 meals each week to Bahamians in need of emergency food assistance.


Pictured L to R: Dwight Burrows, Director – Retail Banking, Scotiabank; Zeleka Knowles, Executive Director, Hands for Hunger; and Maxine Seymour, Manager – Public & Corporate Affairs, Sponsorships & Philanthropy, Scotiabank.

For further information, please contact: 
Maxine Seymour
Manager, Public & Corporate Affairs, Sponsorships & Philanthropy 
T: 242.356.1446
F: 356–1601