TAMPA – Fifth Third Bank employees will celebrate Fifth Third Day by providing 1 million meals to the hungry. The meals are being donated to various food organizations across the Bank’s 11-state retail footprint in honor of the Bank’s annual companywide community celebration in May, centered on May 3. The date, 5/3 on the calendar, is recognized as Fifth Third Day.
“We are honored to serve our community by helping to provide meals for those who are hungry, especially during the pandemic,” said Cary Putrino, regional president of Fifth Third Bank. “We are proud to play a part in fulfilling the Bank’s commitment to serving our communities.”
The Bank has celebrated Fifth Third Day since 1991, and since 2012 the Bank and its employees have worked toward a common goal to fight hunger. For four years, Fifth Third has met or exceeded its goal of providing 1 million meals to those in need. The meals are provided through monthlong events, including volunteering, group employee efforts, and individual employee efforts. And customers will have an opportunity to support the effort by purchasing shields at the Bank’s locations for $1 where every dollar donated will go to local organizations to provide meals to those in need.
Like last year, due to the pandemic, traditional in-person volunteerism will not be part of the community service efforts during May, but employees will have an opportunity to participate in various virtual volunteer activities, which will go toward providing meals for those in need who live across the Bank’s footprint.
During the month of May, Fifth Third Bank employees in Tampa Bay will be participating in various virtual volunteerism efforts, including a food drive benefiting Metropolitan Ministries and The Spring of Tampa Bay.
To learn more about how Fifth Third Bank is helping its employees, customers and communities during the pandemic, please visit: www.53.com/covid19.
About Fifth Third
Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the indirect parent company of Fifth Third Bank, National Association, a federally chartered institution. As of Mar. 31, 2021, Fifth Third had $207 billion in assets and operated 1,098 full-service banking centers and 2,383 ATMs with Fifth Third branding in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. In total, Fifth Third provides its customers with access to approximately 53,000 fee-free ATMs across the United States. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending and Wealth & Asset Management. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of Mar. 31, 2021, had $464 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $58 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations through its Trust and Registered Investment Advisory businesses. Investor information and press releases can be viewed at www.53.com. Fifth Third’s common stock is traded on the Nasdaq® Global Select Market under the symbol “FITB.” Fifth Third Bank was established in 1858. Deposit and Credit products are offered by Fifth Third Bank, National Association. Member FDIC.