Working Together, Works. Cortland Banks joins Harvest for Hunger to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank
February 29, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Youngstown, OH (02/29/12) – Cortland Banks is teaming up with Second Harvest Food Bank in the month of March to help generate donations of food and funds for those in our Valley who need it most. During the month of March, Cortland Banks’ Mahoning and Trumbull county branches will make a donation for every checking account* opened by a new deposit customer or referred by an existing customer. On behalf of each new customer in the Mahoning Valley who mentions Harvest for Hunger, Cortland Banks will make a $25.00 donation to Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley. The community is also invited to drop off non-perishable food items at any Cortland Banks Branch in the Mahoning Valley during the month of March. For a list of locations and for promotion details, please visit www.cortland-banks.com/harvest.
Cortland Banks’ employees will also be showing their support by continuing their volunteer work at the local food bank. The next volunteer dates for employees of Cortland Banks are set for March 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. and March 31 from 9 to noon.
“As a local bank, we are dedicated to meeting the needs of our community. Partnering with Second Harvest offers a meaningful way to help support our neighbors. We created this program to spread awareness and increase food donations as well as funds. Together, we can help feed the Valley,” said Sara Smith, marketing and communications director for Cortland Banks.
“We are grateful for the continued support of Cortland Banks,” said Michael Iberis, executive director of Second Harvest. For every new checking account opened at Cortland Banks during March, the Food Bank will be able to distribute $375 worth of food to hungry people in our community. All funds raised through Cortland Banks’ Harvest for Hunger project will be used to feed hungry people in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties.
Second Harvest Food Bank provides food to 153 hunger relief organizations in the tri-county area. These organizations include church pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters and shelters for battered women. For more information, on how YOU can help feed hungry families please visit www.mahoningvalleysecondharvest.org.
An independent local community Bank since 1892, Cortland Banks currently serves five counties: Trumbull, Portage, Ashtabula, Geauga and Mahoning Counties. For more information on Cortland Banks and to sign up for promotion and product alerts visit www.cortland-banks.com.
*New checking accounts opened between March 1-31, 2012, require a
minimum deposit of $50 to open, not currently on deposit with Cortland
Banks. New checking accounts referred by current customers qualify for
this promotion. Offer limited to one per customer. Offer not valid for
current checking account holders, for accounts closed in the past 30
days, or in combination with any other offer. Debit card and or ATM
card application required, but qualification for debit card and/or ATM
card is not necessary to participate. Customer must maintain an active
account for two months.
PROMOTION CODE: HARVEST12.
For more information, please contact:
Sara Smith, Cortland Banks: 330.637.8040 x132
Becky Miller, Second Harvest Food Bank: 330.792.5522 Ext. 20