Wells Fargo Advisors announced a $4,250 grant to the Camden Area Christian Food Pantry and a $4,250 grant to the West Bay Charitable Foundation.

The firm’s grant will help the Camden Area Christian Food Pantry provide a collection of non-prepared foods and other grocery products to those in need in the greater Camden area and the grant to the West Bay Charitable Foundation will help in its efforts to improve the lives of neighbors in the Camden area and occasionally abroad. The foundation is in place to help Rotary when it needs to quickly respond to an immediate need by dispersing discretionary funds.

“As a leader in our industry, we recognize that investing in our communities is a responsibility we have as a result of doing business there, and we understand that our firm is only as strong as the communities where we are located,” said Danny Ludeman, president and CEO of Wells Fargo Advisors, in a news release. “To that end, through our team members’ volunteer efforts, corporate philanthropy and community involvement, Wells Fargo Advisors is committed to building strong and vibrant communities, improving quality of life, and making a positive difference where we live and work.”

The grants are two of nearly 300 basic needs grants being made throughout the United States by Wells Fargo Advisors as part of the firm’s Investing in Our Communities initiative.

Wells Fargo & Company has a strong legacy of giving to the community. In 2009, the combined company contributed more than $200 million in grants and sponsorships to nonprofit organizations and 1.4 million team member hours volunteering in communities across the United States.