First Bank is collecting non-perishable food and household paper products through July 31 for The Food Bank of Manatee, operated by Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee.
“First Bank has supported the Food Bank of Manatee for more than 10 years. In support of the Food Bank of Manatee’s “White Out Hunger”challenge for local businesses to collect 1,000 pounds of food during themonth of June and/or donate $1,000, First Bank encourages everyone to make a donation of food or funds,” said Anne Lee, First Bank President of Retail Banking. “There is an overwhelming need for food and other essential items throughout the summer. We invite people to stop by any First Bank branch and do their part in the fight against hunger.”
First Bank will have collection bins set up in the following Bradenton locations: 4601 Manatee Ave. West; 7051 Manatee Ave. West; 9818 Cortez Rd. West; 2412 Cortez Rd. West; 415 53rd Ave. West; 3005 53rd Ave. East Palmetto location; 995 N. Haben Blvd. & Longboat Key location; and 5390 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
In addition, people can make a tax-deductible financial contribution through a deposit into the Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee bank account. Any First Bank representative can assist individuals with monetary donations.
Through its operation of The Food Bank of Manatee, Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee, Inc. furthers its mission of assisting individuals to live independently by providing nutrition and caring supportive services.
First Bank is one of the largest privately owned banks in the country with over $6.92 billion in assets and 149 locations in Florida, Illinois, California, and Missouri.