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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Armanino Foundation Grants Nearly $20,000 to Local Food Banks Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Grants to help stock the shelves of food pantries in local communities during crisis

SAN RAMON, Calif. (March 23, 2020) – Armanino LLP, one of the 25 largest accounting and business consulting firms in the U.S., announced today its charitable giving arm, the Armanino Foundation, is granting nearly $20,000 to local food banks to assist with grocery shortages following the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. The grants will help local food pantries stock up on critical food items for families in need throughout their communities.

“We are very moved by the generosity of the Armanino Foundation during this great time of need,” said Diane Stark, manager of foundation partnerships at the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. “Their support is helping us to open new ‘pop-up’ pantries and get more food to our community.”

“In times of crisis, it is more important than ever that everyone lends a helping hand where they can,” said Matt Armanino, CEO of Armanino LLP. “With the current COVID-19 outbreak upending so many lives, food banks are being challenged to continue their essential welfare services. Thanks to generous contributions from both Armanino staff and partners, the Armanino Foundation has granted $1,500 each to help local food banks stock their shelves in our communities.”

The 13 local food banks receiving grants include:

  • Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Food Bank of Contra Costa, Concord, CA
  • Greater Vancouver Food Bank, Vancouver, Canada
  • Green Harvest Food Pantry, Plainfield, IL
  • Hunger Free Colorado, Denver, CO
  • Idaho Food Bank, Boise, ID
  • Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Los Angeles, CA
  • North Texas Food Bank, Plano, TX
  • Orange County Food Bank, Garden Grove, CA
  • San Francisco Marin County Food Bank, San Francisco, CA
  • Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA
  • Twin Lakes Food Bank, Folsom, CA
  • West Seattle Food Bank, Seattle, WA

Each food bank is located in a community near offices of Armanino LLP and its division, AMF Media Group. Areas of interest for the Armanino Foundation include Education, Health & Social Services, Animal Welfare and The Arts. The Foundation has also focused on impacting recovery from large-scale crises such as the Australian Wildfire, Hurricanes Harvey and Maria, and California Wildfires in recent years.

To learn more about the Armanino Foundation and how to give, visit: ArmaninoFoundation.org

Armanino LLP (www.armaninollp.com) is one of the 25 largest independent accounting and business consulting firms in the nation. Armanino provides an integrated set of audit, tax, business management, consulting and technology solutions to companies in the U.S. and globally. The firm helps clients adapt and change in every stage of business, from startup through rapid growth to the sale of a company. Armanino emphasizes smart technology, leading a cloud revolution of financial, operational, sales and compliance tools that are transforming the way companies do business. The firm extends its global services to more than 100 countries through its membership in Moore Global, one of the world's major accounting and consulting membership organizations. In addition to its core consulting and accounting practices, Armanino operates its division, AMF Media Group (www.amfmediagroup.com), a media and communications services agency. Its affiliate, Intersect Capital (www.intersectcapitalllc.com) is an independent financial planning, wealth and lifestyle management firm.