Once again this year, WBA, member banks and Northwest Harvest will be working together to help our less fortunate neighbors. For the last several years, the commitment of our members, and their customers have shown the importance of working together for this great cause.
In March 2015, WBA member banks collected customer donations of food and cash in their branches, encouraged employee giving and made corporate contributions to help fight hunger.
As a result of their efforts, Northwest Harvest received a combination of cash and nearly 18,000 pounds of food donations, totaling over 272,000 meals to help feed hungry families around the region.
“In many ways and over many years, Washington’s bankers have demonstrated their commitment to the fight against hunger,” said Shelley Rotondo, CEO of Northwest Harvest. “Many volunteer, hold food drives, donate, or commit in other ways to help those in need. With this food drive, our communities receive an extra boost. Washington bankers really do care, and we are tremendously thankful for that.”
Working with our media partners at KOMO radio and television, WBA and Northwest Harvest held its culminating Bankers Care event at Westlake Center at the end of the month. Bankers took to the streets, joined by Seahawks mascot Blitz and the University of Washington Cheer Team, to help raise awareness and funds for the cause.
“We are extremely proud of the inspiring efforts shown by our member banks and bankers during this food drive,” WBA president and CEO Jim Pishue said. “Their determination to fight hunger and provide food to thousands of local families is a testament to their ongoing commitment to serve their communities.”
WBA, Northwest Harvest, and thousands of hungry local residents want to thank everyone who participated in this year's Bankers Care Spring Food Drive. Your determination, participation, and commitment to help stamp out hunger are greatly appreciated.
Stay tuned for more information about how you can get involved with this year’s event.
Bankers Care – Lending A Hand In Our Community is an outreach program sponsored by the Washington Bankers Association (WBA), and its member banks and bankers. Bankers Care focuses on the many ways bankers can help meet the vital needs of people across the state. Future initiatives will continue to focus on activities that positively impact people, neighborhoods and communities throughout Washington.
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