(As published in Mt. Shasta Area Newspapers on Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 and in the Siskiyou Daily News on Thursday, February 7th, 2019)
Banner Bank’s 2nd Annual Fall Family Food Drive last September in Siskiyou County collected food and accepted donations to help support Great Northern Services’ Emergency Food program.
Held at Banner Bank’s locations in Mt. Shasta, Yreka and Greenview, the drive brought in over a thousand pounds of food–according to a Great Northern estimate–and $730 in cash donations.
Heather Weldon, Banner Bank Vice President/Branch Manager for the Yreka & Greenview locations called it “a great response. We had people bring in boxes of donations who didn’t even bank with us. The drive was open to everyone and the community rose to the occasion.”
Great Northern Services says the food collected has been helping fill emergency food bags given out at its offices in Weed, and has helped stock several food pantries around the county.
“Initiatives like Banner Bank’s prepare the community for food emergencies,” states GNS Community Services Director Heather Solus, “Need can arise at any time and for many reasons. Banner Bank and their supporters are making sure these resources are available to everyone who needs them.”
Banner Bank holds the food drive at all its branches in support of families in every area the corporation serves. Weldon said it will be held again in September.
“Giving back is important to our clients and our community, and we’ll be right there with you.” Weldon states is a press release.
Emergency Food Bags are available at the Great Northern Services’ offices, at 310 Boles St. in Weed Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance call GNS Community Services Director Heather Solus at (530)938-4115 ext. 128.