Bank campaign helps food banks

March 18, 2014

By Staff

This month, bankers in Washington will once again join together to make a difference for area hunger relief agency Northwest Harvest.

This time of year typically brings a drop in donations and dwindling staples on shelves, leaving many regional food banks faced with the growing challenge in meeting critical hunger needs.

Washington Federal Bank will lend a hand during the second annual Bankers Care 2014 Spring Food Drive, through March 31.

Last year’s drive provided about 170,000 meals for the hungry across the state.

More than 500 bank branches in Washington will support Northwest Harvest and local food banks by collecting cash and nonperishable food items. The campaign is part of Bankers Care – Lending A Hand In Our Community, an outreach program sponsored by the Washington Bankers Association.

Participating banks include all branches of Bank of America, Chase, First Sound, Wells Fargo, Sound Community Bank, HomeStreet Bank, Pacific Crest, First Savings Bank Northwest, Columbia Bank, Puget Sound Bank, Washington Business Bank, Anchor Bank, Washington Trust Bank, Sterling Bank, Chase, Washington Federal, Union Bank, US Bank, Heritage Bank, The Bank of Washington, Olympia Federal Savings, Umpqua Bank and Seattle Bank.

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