Fifth Third Bank (Georgia) Collects Nearly 1,000 Pounds of Food with the Gwinnett Braves
through Annual Strike Out Hunger! Food Drive
Local Bank Celebrates Providing More than 2,800 Meals to Families in Need
Lawrenceville, GA -- Fifth Third Bank (Georgia) recently wrapped up its two week-long Strike Out Hunger! campaign – in partnership with the Gwinnett Braves – which will help feed Atlanta-area families in need with nearly 1,000 pounds of non-perishable food items. The bank went to bat with the Gwinnett Braves, providing baseball game tickets to community members making a contribution to the food drive.
“We’re proud of our community and their generous participation in our annual Strike Out Hunger! food drive,” said Randy Koporc, president of Fifth Third Bank (Georgia). “With the help of our area partners – the Gwinnett Braves, Kennesaw State University, the Augusta GreenJackets, the Atlanta Community Food Bank and the Golden Harvest Food Bank – we are able to feed thousands of families in our local communities who otherwise would go hungry.”
The food drive ran from April 18 to May 3, coming to a close on Fifth Third’s annual “Fifth Third Day” celebration. For more than 20 years, the bank has used its 5/3 calendar holiday to recognize the contribution of its employees, thank its customers and support communities where it operates. After the food drive, Fifth Third delivered all donations to the Atlanta Community Food Bank and the Golden Harvest Food Bank, which will feed thousands of families.
“Due to the current economic climate, the Atlanta Community Food Bank has seen a continuous need for food in our local area,” said Bill Bolling, Founder and Executive Director of the Atlanta Community Food Bank. “With the help of Fifth Third, we have enough non-perishable food items to feed thousands of families in the Atlanta area. We are grateful for the bank’s commitment to encouraging local residents to donate food for a worthwhile cause.”
“The Gwinnett Braves were proud to team up with Fifth Third Bank to help answer a vital need of our community,” said North Johnson, General Manager of the Gwinnett Braves. “The Atlanta Community Food Bank does a tremendous job in providing food to hungry children and families, and we are glad to do our part in helping keep those food banks stocked.”
Fifth Third Bank collected food at all 32 financial centers in the following counties: Columbia, Richmond, Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Walton and Cobb. For more information about Fifth Third Bank, please visit 53.com.
About Fifth Third Bank
Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $130 billion in assets and operates 17 affiliates with 1,320 full-service Banking Centers, including 104 Bank Mart® locations, most open seven days a week, inside select grocery stores and 2,586 ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Georgia and North Carolina. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Investment Advisors. Fifth Third also has a 25% interest in Vantiv Holding, LLC. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of December 31, 2013, had $302 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $27 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations. 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. Member FDIC.
About the Gwinnett Braves
The Gwinnett Braves are the Triple-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves. Follow the G-Braves at GwinnettBraves.com, facebook.com/GwinnettBraves1 and twitter.com/GwinnettBraves. Tickets for all 2014 home games are on sale now by calling the Coolray Field Ticket Office at 678-277-0340.
About the Atlanta Community Food Bank
The Atlanta Community
Food Bank (ACFB) began operating in 1979 from a small space at St. Luke’s
Episcopal Church. ACFB now distributes over 45 million pounds of food and
grocery products each year from a 129,600 square-foot facility in N.W. Atlanta.
The product is accessed by more than 600 partner nonprofits that provide food
assistance to families and individuals in 29 counties across metro Atlanta and
north Georgia. ACFB leads seven distinct projects that reinforce its mission to
fight hunger by engaging, educating and empowering our community: Atlanta
Prosperity Campaign, Atlanta’s Table, Community Gardens, Hunger 101, Hunger
Walk/Run, Kids In Need and Product Rescue Center.
ACFB is a member of Feeding America, the national network of more than 200 food banks. For more information on the Food Bank, visit www.acfb.org and for more information on Feeding America visit www.feedingamerica.org.
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