Bank Independent Collecting Food and Supplies for Local Food Banks



Sheffield, Ala. – Friday, March 29, 2019 – On April 8, Bank Independent will kick off its sixth annual Food Share drive to benefit local food banks. All locations of the Bank will serve as donation points through April 26 for non-perishable food items and cash donations. These donations are designated for local charitable organizations for distribution to area families in need.

The 2018 Food Share collected and distributed nearly 5,000 items and additional cash donations to shelters in northwest Alabama last year. Donations were used to supplement resources available to local shelters.

“Food disparity in our community is the driving need behind our Food Share initiative,” says Rick Wardlaw, CEO of Bank Independent. “We focus our efforts in the spring because much of the assistance our local food banks receive over the holidays becomes depleted by this time of year. The summer months ahead also mean many school age children will miss the consistency of a school lunch program. The charities we support provide vital assistance for families undergoing hardships. We hope our Food Share efforts make a positive impact.”

The donated supplies will be distributed to local organizations that maintain food banks to fill emergency food needs. In addition to the Committee on Church Cooperation in Morgan County, recipients included the Neighborhood Christian Center in Decatur, the Departments of Human Resources of Lawrence County and Franklin County, Limestone County Churches Involved, Inc., Sidney’s Safe! Foundation in the Shoals, and Manna House in Huntsville.

The Food Share drive are part of Bank Independent’s Helping Hands program, which also includes employee volunteer efforts, donations and sponsorships. Other Share drives include Shelter Share to benefit animal shelters, Toy Share to collect toys for the holidays, and the upcoming School Share drive for school supplies.

About Bank Independent

Since 1947, Bank Independent has taken pride in serving the customers who count on us to be there for them when they need us most. With 28 traditional Sales Offices across North Alabama and one Digital Sales Office, we’re committed to providing the best service, designing the most desired products and creating an overall excellent experience for each and every customer. As a local community bank, we believe in building relationships that run deep and last. All of our employees reside in our local communities and believe in giving back through volunteering. To become part of a bank that makes a positive difference in people’s lives, visit us at bibank.com.

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