Ameris Bank starts local food drive

Ameris Bank is conducting a company-wide service project -- "Helping Fight Hunger" -- in recognition of Hunger Awareness Month.

Ameris encourages people to drop off non-perishable food items in the collection box located inside every location of the bank. The bank's local locations include Two Park Lane, Suite 200, on Hilton Head Island; and 2348 Boundary St. in Beaufort.

The bank's goal is to collect and donate 20,000 non-perishable food items. At the end of October, Ameris Bancorp will match the number of items collected and donate those items to food banks where it has branches.