(PRESS RELEASE) – Today, RBC Royal Bank (RY on TSX and NYSE) (“RBC”) announced a donation for non-profit organizations across the Caribbean who are supporting food security for at-risk families and those in need during the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic.
RBC is donating over USD $330,000 to Red Cross societies across the region; Hands for Hunger in The Bahamas; and Cayman Feed our Future and the Cayman Food Bank in the Cayman Islands, all to support food security initiatives. This donation is 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.
“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. “Across the region, we are seeing how NGOs and other organizations are stepping up to provide for those in need during these uncertain times. We are proud to stand with these groups and to help support them in their vital work.”
“We are all in this together and we all must do our part,” said Johnston. Practice good health hygiene including washing your hands and if you’re feeling unwell, please stay home. If you’re unsure of what to do, listen to local health authorities, practice social distancing, and follow the rules and guidelines put out by governments across the region. RBC has a long history of standing by our Caribbean communities through challenging times and this commitment will continue throughout this crisis and beyond.”
“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.”