CB Helps Meet Hunger Needs In Community

Columbia Bank Helps To Meet Hunger Needs In the Community

Spring, the “season of renewal,” is not so pretty for Puget Sound-area food banks. This time of year typically brings a drop in donations and dwindling staples on the shelves, leaving many regional food banks faced with the growing challenge in meeting critical hunger needs, including those here in King County.

Aiming to change this trend, Columbia Bank will be lending a hand to make an important difference for hungry people in our community during the Bankers Care 2013 Spring Food Drive, March 18 through April 5. More than 500 local bank branches from Everett to Olympia will be supporting Northwest Harvest and local food banks by collecting donations of cash and non-perishable food items during that period.

The campaign is part of Bankers Care – Lending A Hand In Our Community, a new outreach program sponsored by the Washington Bankers Association (WBA). As a WBA member institution, Columbia Bank joined in the Bankers Care program, which focuses on the many ways bankers can help meet the vital needs of people across the state. “Bankers Care and Columbia Bank share a common goal to support and give back to the communities we live and serve in,” said Melanie Dressel, CEO and President of Columbia. “Lending a hand to this thoughtful campaign and food drive helps our neighbors and strengthens our community. We encourage our customers and partners to get involved.” 

During the three week Spring Food Drive campaign, all King, Pierce, Snohomish and Thurston County Columbia Bank branches will be taking donations.

Because Northwest Harvest works with local food banks throughout the region, contributions collected at our branches will directly support our local community. Columbia Bank customers along and members of the local community are encouraged to participate. Cash donations are also accepted and can be made directly online at www.bankersinwacare.com.

Additional efforts to raise public awareness are being provided through a campaign partnership between the WBA and Fisher Broadcasting. To learn more Bankers Care and the 2013 Spring Food Drive visit www.bankersinwacare.com.