United Bank starts food drive

Published 5:21 pm Monday, November 4, 2013

United Bank is kicking off a food drive to assist needy families across its southwest Alabama and northwest Florida footprint, according to a press release from the company.
The bank’s third-annual “United We Can” food drive will offer employees, customers and local residents the opportunity to donate canned and boxed goods at United Bank branches through Nov. 20. Donated items will remain in each branch’s local area and benefit designated food pantries and service agencies to help fight hunger as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches.
“When you’re concerned about how to feed your family, issues such as managing your finances seem insignificant,” said Bob Jones, president and CEO of United Bank and Bay Area Food Bank board member. “As a community bank, United understands that when we help meet even the most basic needs, we give families the chance at a better tomorrow for parents and their children.”
Donations for United We Can will be accepted at specially designated areas in each bank branch. As part of the food drive, the bank is asking donors to focus on items that can be used for Thanksgiving such as boxed stuffing, canned corn, green beans and rice; however, all items will be appreciated. In 2012, the bank’s efforts led to more than 1,000 pounds of food collected. Donors can be certain items they give will help families in their local areas.
For more information about United Bank or the United We Can food drive, please contact Marina Simpson at (251) 945-3324.

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