Customers Bank Holiday Drive Nets 600 Pounds of Food and supplies for Greater Berks Food Bank
(Wyomissing, PA, January 17, 2014) Customers Bank’s recent food drive brought in nearly 600 pounds of food, baby supplies and personal toiletries to assist needy local families during the holiday season, bank officials announced today. The holiday drive, which benefited the Greater Berks Food Bank, began in November and ended Friday, January 3rd.
“We are thrilled at the turnout and the level of support that we received from our customers as well as our employees,” said Richard Ehst, President and Chief Operating Officer of Customers Bank. “The fact that they were able to collect nearly 600 pounds of food and supplies says a great deal about our community’s commitment to helping those who are less privileged.”
Customers Bank branches located in Berks County served as collection points for customers and employees to bring in nonperishable food items such as canned goods, bottled juices, cereals, peanut butter, packaged snack items, dry pasta, rice, coffee and tea. Items for infants, such as baby shampoo, lotion, diapers and wipes, and personal hygiene items such as shampoo, toothpaste and bar soap were also accepted.
All items donated at Customers Bank’s Berks County branch locations as well as at Customers Bank office facilities were given to the Greater Berks Food Bank for distribution to local families.
About Customers Bank
Customers Bank is a community-based, full-service bank headquartered in Phoenixville, Pa., with assets of approximately $4.0 billion. A member of the Federal Reserve System with deposits insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”), Customers Bank is an equal housing lender that provides a full range of banking services to small and medium-sized businesses, professionals, individuals and families through offices in Pennsylvania, New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Jersey. Committed to fostering customer loyalty, Customers Bank uses a High Tech/High Touch strategy that includes use of industry-leading technology to provide customers better access to their money, as well as a continually expanding portfolio of loans to small businesses, multi-family projects, mortgage companies and consumers. Customers Bank is a subsidiary of Customers Bancorp, Inc., a bank holding company based in Wyomissing, Pa. For more information, visit www.customersbank.com. Follow us at www.twitter.com/@CustomersBank