As COVID-19 Spreads, Lincoln Financial Donates $1 Million to Food Providers in Its Local Communities

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Nearly 30 organizations across 11 cities will see increased support

RADNOR, PA -- The demands on food banks, community pantries and soup kitchens are swiftly rising, and the universal priority of these nonprofits is the most basic human need of all – access to food. Lincoln Financial Group announced today that the Lincoln Financial Foundation has rapidly responded to the immediate needs of food providers in its local communities to help address the rising demand for their services as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We want to ensure that short-term crises don’t derail the long-term goal of a secure future for some of the most vulnerable in our communities," said Lisa M. Buckingham, executive vice president and chief people, place and brand officer for Lincoln Financial Group. "We deeply appreciate what our partner organizations do for our communities each and every day, and we’re committed to stand beside them in these uncertain times."

Lincoln Financial Foundation will increase funding by 25% for a total of $1 million to nearly 30 organizations across eleven cities where Lincoln has a significant presence, including Philadelphia, Pa., Ft. Wayne, Ind., Greensboro, N.C., and Omaha, Neb. The organizations distribute food supply to community pantries, soup kitchens and shelters, help dispense school lunches to students out-of-school and provide meals to seniors and other vulnerable community members.

About Lincoln Financial Group

Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help empower people to take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust our retirement, insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings and income goals, as well as to guard against long-term care expenses. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $275 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2019. Lincoln Financial Group is a committed corporate citizen included on major sustainability indices including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America and FTSE4Good. Dedicated to diversity and inclusion, Lincoln earned perfect 100 percent scores on the Corporate Equality Index and the Disability Equality Index. Lincoln has also been recognized in Newsweek’s Most Responsible Companies and is among Forbes’ World’s Best Employers, Best Large Employers, Best Employers for Diversity, Best Employers for Women and ranked on the JUST 100 list.



Kelly Capizzi
Lincoln Financial

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