Fifth Third Bank (Tampa Bay) recently wrapped up its month-long “Fifth Third Feeding Families” campaign, reaching its goal of helping to feed more than 5,300 Tampa Bay-area families in need. More than 11,500 pounds of non-perishable food items were delivered to Metropolitan Ministries – a faith-based nonprofit that provides support to hungry children and families in the four-county Tampa Bay region.
In an effort to continue giving back to the community, dozens of Fifth Third employees and their families volunteered, sorting food items at Metropolitan Ministries in Hillsborough County, as well as serving meals to families in need at Safe Harbor in Pinellas County and at Metropolitan Ministries’ Holiday location in Pasco county.
“This is the fourth year we have partnered with Metropolitan Ministries on the annual food drive,” said Brian Lamb, president and CEO of Fifth Third Bank (Tampa Bay). “Our team is committed to improving the lives of our customers and the well-being of the communities we serve, and I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of a group that cares so much about the Tampa Bay region.”
Fifth Third banking centers throughout the bank’s 12-state footprint also celebrated “Fifth Third Day,” an annual celebration on May 3 (5/3), by providing more than 550,000 meals to fight hunger. For more than 20 years, the Bank has used its holiday to recognize the contribution of its employees, thank its customers and support communities where it operates.
“The effects of hunger continue to impact the Tampa Bay area,” said Tim Marks, president of Metropolitan Ministries. “We’re grateful for our long-standing partnership with Fifth Third Bank and for their help in collecting and encouraging others to donate food to help families in need, right here in our community.”
The donated items were collected throughout the month of April throughout all 47 Fifth Third banking centers in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Polk counties.
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