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Community Spotlight: Fifth Third Banking Centers Collect 5,485 lbs. of Food for Salvation Army


BRADENTON – Fifth Third Bank (South Florida) recently concluded its “Feeding our Communities” food drive to benefit The Salvation Army. During the month of April, the bank collected 5,485 pounds of food – which equals 15,358 meals – to help feed the more than 810,000 South Florida residents with food insecurity, meaning they do not have consistent access to vital nutrition. Financial centers in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota, Manatee, Palm Beach and Broward counties participated in the drive.


Left to right: Mike Helminski, Salvation Army, Emergency Disaster Coordinator; Angela Garcia, Exec. Assistant;

Andrew Porio, Wealth Mgmt. Advisor; Kathy Leavesley, Marketing; Martin de St. Pierre, Wealth Mgmt. Advisor;

Cara Zasoba, IA Sales Support Specialist; Jesus Lopez Sosa, Salvation Army, Maintenance

“Feeding our Communities” is a component of Fifth Third Day (May 3), an annual event when the bank celebrates its heritage by giving back to the community. The bank’s South Florida affiliate’s partnership with The Salvation Army serves to address the effects of critical issues plaguing the state: hunger and homelessness. This is the fourth year that this effort will benefit The Salvation Army and its partner food banks.

More information about Fifth Third Bank can be found at www.53.com. More information about The Salvation Army can be viewed at www.SalvationArmyUSA.org.


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