Since 2016, Amazon’s local fulfillment centers have donated more than 187,000 pounds of food to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. (Photo: Contributed)

On Thursday, employees at Amazon’s Chattanooga and Charleston fulfillment centers surprised the Chattanooga Area Food Bank with a $10,000 donation.

Amazon donated $10,000 to the local food bank. (Photo: Contributed)

Since 2016, Amazon’s local fulfillment centers have donated more than 187,000 pounds of food to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank, which equates to 156,000 meals provided to families in need.

The donations are part of Amazon’s ongoing commitment to give back in local communities where its employees work and live, according to a news release.