Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, launched its seventh annual Neighborhood Food Drive on May 1.
Bank employees, customers, neighbors and local businesses are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items at any of Marquette Bank’s 22 locations, including the Romeoville location at 1876 Airport Rd.
Food items will be collected through June 21, 2014 and distributed to local pantries and neighborhood food banks through the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) and the Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB). Bank employees will also be spending several days volunteering at the GCFD by sorting and packing donated food items.
“A lot of people are not aware that hunger is a serious problem facing millions of Americans on a daily basis,” Betty Kosky-Harn, Executive Vice President, said. “Since Marquette Bank began its Neighborhood Food Drive in 2008, we have donated over 300,000 meals to the Greater Chicago Food Depository and Northern Illinois Food Bank to make sure the less fortunate in our communities don’t have to go bed hungry.”
The Neighborhood Food Drive is a part of the Marquette Neighborhood Commitment, where each quarter the bank focuses on a different area of need: shelter, hunger, education and health/wellness. To find out how you can help the GCFD, go to www.chicagofoodbank.org and visit www.northernilfoodbank.org for information on how to assist the NIFB. For more information about Marquette Bank, call 1-888-254-9500 or visit www.emarquettebank.com/fighthunger.