Bank assists with food security in the Caribbean

RBC Royal Bank announced a US$330,000 donation to several non-profit organisations in the Caribbean, who are supporting food security for at-risk families and those in need during the coronavirus pandemic.

The non-profits include Feed our Future and the Cayman Food Bank in the Cayman Islands, Hands for Hunger in the Bahamas, and various Red Cross societies throughout the region.

“COVID-19 has had an impact on every country and territory where RBC operates in the Caribbean,” said Rob Johnston, head of Caribbean banking, Royal Bank of Canada, in a press release. “Across the region, we are seeing how NGOs and other organisations are stepping up to provide for those in need during these uncertain times.”

The donation comes in addition to RBC’s global commitment of more than CAD$2 million to fight COVID-19 through various partners such as the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, Feeding America and Food Banks Canada.

“This is an evolving situation which requires a coordinated and sustained response,” added Johnston. “That is why, globally, RBC is actively working with our community partners, subject matter experts, and the public and private sectors to understand and determine where the greatest community needs are and how to continue delivering the right support where it is needed most.”

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