As we get deeper into the fall season, many of us are reminded of the importance of giving back.  This is something we should be aware of all year round, but sometimes approaching Thanksgiving makes it more top of mind, especially as food banks strive to secure items to help families celebrate the holidays with a festive meal.

Our industry is one that is committed to giving back.  With ties to communities across America, our industry contributes more than $765 million to charitable causes across the nation. And they do so not only in their support of anti-hunger initiatives like Feeding America, but also in efforts large and small, from coast to coast.  In fact, ABA has joined with the U.S. Conference of Mayors to support its Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards Program, where mayors in large, medium and small cities with outstanding programs that help to reduce or prevent childhood obesity are provided with capacity-building resources to assist them in scaling up their local programs for broader reach.

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