Local Bank Pledges to Feed 5,300 Families to Celebrate Fifth Third Day
TAMPA, Fla. – For the fifth consecutive year, Fifth Third Bank (Tampa Bay) is partnering with Metropolitan Ministries in their efforts to fight hunger in the Bay Area. The “Fifth Third Feeding Families” food drive – aimed at collecting enough non-perishable items to feed 5,300 families in Tampa Bay – will run from April 3 through May 3 (“Fifth Third Day”).
“We believe that a continual investment in our community can make a meaningful impact,” said Brian Lamb, president and CEO of Fifth Third Bank (Tampa Bay). “We’re proud to once again be working with a great organization like Metropolitan Ministries to help families and children in need throughout Tampa Bay.”
Metropolitan Ministries is one of the leading nonprofits in the area that provides support to hungry children and families in the four-county Tampa Bay area. The collected items will be distributed to people in need in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Polk counties.
“The need for food in our community continues to grow, and the donated items will directly help people right here in our own backyards,” said Tim Marks, president of Metropolitan Ministries. “We are humbled that Fifth Third Bank has once again focused on contributing to our mission to fight hunger and provide hope.”
Food collection bins are set up at all 47 Fifth Third banking centers throughout Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk and Pasco counties. Bank employees and customers – as well as local businesses and community residents – are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items, such as canned fruits and meats, peanut butter, boxed cereal and beans.
To donate, stop by your local Fifth Third banking center or visit 53.com to find a location near you.
About Fifth Third Bank
Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $130 billion in assets and operates 17 affiliates with 1,320 full-service Banking Centers, including 104 Bank Mart® locations, most open seven days a week, inside select grocery stores and 2,586 ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Georgia and North Carolina. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Investment Advisors. Fifth Third also has a 25% interest in Vantiv Holding, LLC. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of December 31, 2013, had $302 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $27 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations. Investor information and press releases can be viewed at www.53.com <http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.53.com&esheet=50788576&newsitemid=20140123005180&lan=en-US&anchor=www.53.com&index=6&md5=1e75bb5aa1d1a3d7e0b50ff87fc5c31d> . Fifth Third’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ® Global Select Market under the symbol “FITB.” Fifth Third Bank was established in 1858. Member FDIC.
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