Lerner Students Help Sponsor Family Financial Literacy Education Night
The University of Delaware’s Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship sponsored a family financial literacy education night in partnership with TD Bank and the Food Bank of Delaware.
The event inspired TD Charitable Foundation to announced a $95,000 donation to the Food Bank of Delaware at the event. Of the funds, $50,000 will help support the Food Bank of Delaware’s mobile pantry program, a 30-foot mobile pantry truck with dry and cold storage.
“We may be a big bank but we are all about acting locally and being involved in our communities,” said Terry Kenny, TD Bank market president for the D.C. metro area, Virginia and Delaware. “We heard of the great work of CEEE in financial literacy, and through our partnership with the Food Bank of Delaware saw we had a great opportunity to support the needs of Delawareans.”
During the program, adults attended a financial literacy session on elementary banking and credit management, while volunteers from TD Bank and University of Delaware read stories with a personal finance focus to the students.
“The financial contribution provided to the Food Bank of Delaware will go a long way to help low-income families in our community,” said Carlos Asarta, director of CEEE. “But TD Bank’s support goes beyond financial contribution; its employees are always willing to volunteer their time to improve the well-being and financial knowledge of the citizens of Delaware. We are extremely fortunate to have such a strong partnership with TD Bank.”
After participating in the financial literacy and children’s sessions, families received a voucher to select $75 worth of free groceries from the Food Bank of Delaware’s mobile pantry truck.