Bank Midwest will donate $200,000 to local food shelves which have been severely impacted because of the rising needs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Across the nation and our region, food assistance programs have experienced an overwhelming increase in the number of people needing help. The challenge of serving many who have never had to ask for help before has resulted in a shortage of donated food.
“Food shelves are critical to the well-being of our communities and now more than ever they need our support,” states President and CEO, Mary Kay Bates. She adds, “helping neighbors and friends in their time of need has to be our highest priority.”
As a community bank, Bank Midwest relies on its core foundational values to help guide its role in the communities it serves, and strongly believes in giving back and paying it forward. The following food relief organizations will benefit from this donation:
- Fairmont and Sherburn – Ruby’s Pantry, Heaven’s Table
- New Ulm – New Ulm Food Shelf, Springfield Food Shelf, Sleepy Eye Food Shelf
- Jackson – Jackson County Food 4 Kids, Jackson Food Shelf
- Windom and Westbrook – Windom Area Sharing Center, Mary & Martha’s Pantry
- Armstrong – Nazareth Lutheran Food Pantry, North Union Community Schools
- Spirit Lake and Okoboji – Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Back Pack Ministry, Spirit Lake Back Pack Program
- Wall Lake – East Sac County Wheatland Fund, New Opportunities
Bank Midwest is an employee-owned organization with locations in Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota and assets of $977 million. Bank Midwest is a full-service financial institution offering loans and traditional FDIC-insured accounts, as well as insurance, investment and trust services. (Investment and insurance services are not deposits, not FDIC insured, not guaranteed by the bank and may go down in value.)