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Bankers food drive raises record total


Last updated 10/27/2016 at Noon

Bankers in Mukilteo – and at more than 500 other branches across the state of Washington – helped raise over 650,000 meals during the fourth annual Bankers Care Food Drive.

This year’s event, which expanded statewide, benefited Northwest Harvest and local food banks across the state. Overall, the drive raised just over $100,000 to help provide food to those in need.

“This food drive will make a real difference for area food banks and the thousands of families they serve,” said Jim Pishue, Washington Bankers Association president and CEO.

“Many of our member banks and bankers are already active in the fight against hunger, and we wanted to build on their efforts with this coordinated, industry-wide program.

In three weeks, WBA member banks collected donations at participating branches, including: Anchor Bank, Banner Bank, Columbia Bank, First Financial Northwest Bank, First Federal, First Sound Bank, Heritage Bank, HomeStreet Bank, INB, JPMorgan Chase, KeyBank, Olympia Federal Savings, Puget Sound Bank, Seattle Bank, Skagit Bank, State Bank Northwest, Umpqua Bank, Washington Federal, Washington Trust Bank and Wells Fargo.

Because Northwest Harvest works with local food banks throughout the state, contributions will directly support the communities in which they are collected.

“Our annual food drive is just one example of how Washington’s bankers contribute day-in and day-out to make our local communities better places to live and work,” Pishue said.

To learn more about the annual food drive, visit


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