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Providing American Children and Families With Nourishment and Strength

Viewpoints: With support of civic-minded organizations like Wells Fargo, Feeding America helps hungry families put food on the table during the holidays and throughout the year.
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Viewpointsinvites guest authors from outside of Wells Fargo to share an important perspective related to their work. Today, we welcome Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America.

Turning $50 Into a Small Business Owner’s Dream Come True

When Celeste Phillips wanted to start her own business, she turned to Bridgeway Capital, which provided her with funding and resources, thanks to support from Wells Fargo.
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Celeste Phillips believes that working for someone else forces you to put your own dreams on hold. But working for yourself, she said, allows you to fulfill your dreams. Read the full story and watch the video at Wells Fargo Stories.

That’s why she started Big LuLu’s Trucking LLC, a construction and hauling company in Pittsburgh.

Battling a ‘Mountain of Hunger’ With Every Meal

A Georgia food bank that feeds thousands through its Kids Café and other programs is among those benefiting from Wells Fargo’s Holiday Food Bank.
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During the cold, winter months, Christina Harris is glad she isn’t forced to choose between heat and food for her family.

Each day, her children, along with nearly 1,700 others in their area, get a hot meal through Kids Café, a program of Feeding the Valley Food Bank in Midland, Georgia. Read the full story and watch the video at Wells Fargo Stories.

Wells Fargo Sparks Diverse Small Business Growth Across U.S. by Fulfilling $75 Million Lending and Grant Commitment

Additional $100 million already pledged to continue support; latest funding serves rural and urban communities in Nebraska, California, New York and more
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SAN FRANCISCO, December 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced it has exceeded its initial $75 million commitment for the Wells Fargo Works for Small Business: Diverse Community Capital program by awarding $13 million in lending capital and grants to 19 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) in the l

Hunger Isn’t Where You Think It Is

Join Feeding America and Wells Fargo in the fight against hunger
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Cornfields and dairy farms were everywhere in Byron, Minnesota, where I grew up, but that doesn’t mean everyone had enough to eat. My home state is one of the country’s leading agricultural producers, but even so, 1 in 11 households in Minnesota is affected by hunger.

It’s a Boat! It’s a Plane! It’s a Wells Fargo Banker!

Wells Fargo's Nili Sundown travels thousands of miles each year — via plane, boat, and even snowmobile — to ensure her customers have the financial resources they need to survive the wilderness of rural Alaska.
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The summer season in Alaska offers a small window of time for rural communities to restock the supplies they need to survive the long, harsh winter ahead. With the rivers no longer choked with ice and daylight lasting nearly 24 hours, barges bring these remote towns everything from raw building materials to oil for heating homes and fueling vehicles. Watch the video at Wells Fargo Stories.

Veterans Helping Veterans in a Civilian Workforce

Wells Fargo team member and U.S. Air Force veteran Mark Durazo knows what it’s like to transition from military to civilian life, and he enjoys sharing his experience — and support — with fellow veterans.
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When Wells Fargo team member Mark Durazo was 18 years old and growing up in the small, mining town of Bisbee, Arizona, he wasn’t sure what to do with his life, but he knew he needed to find some kind of purpose. His dad had been a cook for the U.S. Army, and his uncle had retired from the U.S. Air Force after serving for more than 25 years, so he decided to follow in their footsteps. 

“Those two inspired me to want to serve my country,” Durazo said. “I wanted to give back what they had given.”

Wells Fargo Launches Second Annual Food Bank Program to Fight HungerDuring the Holidays

Announces $4 million donation to Feeding America ®, will collect food at bank branches and Mobile Pop-Up locations
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SAN FRANCISCO, November 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today launched its second annual Holiday Food Bank program to help feed people and families in need this holiday season.

Holiday Food Bank Is Back for 2018

From Nov. 13 through Dec. 31, Wells Fargo branches will double as holiday food banks to collect food and donations in a joint effort with Feeding America® to fight hunger.
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Wells Fargo is doubling as a food bank this holiday season in a joint effort with Feeding America to fight hunger.

The Wells Fargo Holiday Food Bank program, now in its second year, allows people to donate both food and money to local food banks nationwide through Wells Fargo. Visit Wells Fargo Stories to watch the video.

Supporting the Largest Habitat for Humanity Development in Colorado

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver is close to completing the largest Habitat development in the state of Colorado, thanks to support from Wells Fargo
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About two years ago, Wells Fargo team member Michael Dunn had an idea. While speaking to team members in Community Development in Denver, he asked if the company had ever sponsored an entire house with local affiliate Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver. Nothing came of the conversation at the time, but the Community Development team asked him about it last year. This time, the idea became reality.

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