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Capital One Renews Commitment to Kids Cafes in Tampa; Grant Provides Meals For 6,000 Children a Day

May 17, 2001 at 2:55 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital One announced today that it will provide $535,000 to support America's Second Harvest Food Bank Network. The grant will be used to support Second Harvest's Kids Cafes programs in Capital One's locales across the country. Kids Cafes are among the nation's largest free meal service programs for children.

"Capital One is committed to helping children in our communities find a positive start in life," said Nigel Morris, president and chief operating office. "In 2000, Capital One's efforts ensured that more than 6,000 children enjoyed healthy meals each day in 93 Kids Cafes across the country. We passionately believe our continued investment will help at-risk youth enjoy a stronger and healthier beginning and therefore a more promising future."

Capital One's contribution will benefit the America's Second Harvest Food Banks in each of the following sites: Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas; Tampa, Florida; Fredericksburg and Richmond, Virginia; Boise, Idaho and metropolitan Washington, D.C.

"Just last year more than 10,000 of our associates provided more than 50,000 hours of community service across all of our locations world-wide -- and we will easily surpass those numbers this year," Morris said. "We empower our associates to do their jobs and to express themselves through their community work. Whether helping with developing reading skills or developing work force skills, our associates are passionate about meeting the needs of our communities."

Carey Box, Tampa Site Director, said, "We are proud to partner with the Divine Providence Food Bank to support seven Kids Cafes in Tampa. This program is truly making a measurable difference in our community and our associates are able to help make that happen."

Capital One's 2001 local donation of $75,000 to the Divine Providence Food Bank funds seven Capital One sponsored Kids Cafes in the Tampa area. Since 1998, Capital One has contributed $250,000 in support of Tampa area Kids Cafes to help feed an average of 650 children each day.

Kids Cafes seek to provide not only nutritious snacks to at-risk income- eligible children, but also educational and cultural experiences, such as computer training and trips to local museums. For more information about America's Second Harvest or the Kids Cafes program, go to .

Headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, Capital One Financial Corporation ( ) is a holding company whose principal subsidiaries, Capital One Bank and Capital One, F.S.B., offer consumer lending products. Capital One's subsidiaries collectively had 36.5 million customers and $31.6 billion in managed loans outstanding as of March 31, 2001. Capital One, a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest providers of MasterCard and Visa credit cards in the world. Capital One trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "COF" and is included in the S&P 500 index.

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