Media Advisory - "School's Out, Hunger's Not", California Bank & Trust and Feeding America Host Summer Food Drive
WHEN: Monday, June 23 - Wednesday, July 7, 2014. Food may be donated during banking hours.
WHAT: From June 23 - July 7, participating branches of California Bank & Trust in San Diego will host a canned food drive in partnership with the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity Feeding America San Diego to collect non-perishable food items for local children in need.
WHY: Hunger doesn’t take a summer break when school food programs do. During the summer months 1 in 4 San Diego children go hungry, loosing access to critical school subsidized breakfast and lunch programs. Existing food challenges are a reality for approximately 1 out of every 5 families in San Diego creating a significant need for countless hungry kids in the local community.
The “School’s Out, Hungers Not” food drive aims to provide nutritional meals for San Diego’s food-insecure children, bridging the gap between hunger and hope during summer vacation.
WHERE: The following California Bank & Trust Branches: La Mesa, El Cajon, Mission Gorge, Alpine, San Diego, Vista, GTO, Emerald Plaza, Scripps-Poway, City Heights, Encinitas, La Jolla, Hillcrest, Rancho San Diego, Rancho Bernardo, Kearny Mesa.
About California Bank & Trust
CB&T, a subsidiary of Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ: ZION), is one of the largest banks headquartered in California and the largest locally headquartered bank in San Diego with over $11 billion in assets and nearly 100 branches statewide. CB&T provides a full array of financial solutions for businesses and individuals, including commercial banking, business banking, small business lending, treasury management, international banking and wealth management. The professional bankers at CB&T are backed by major resources, yet maintain local-decision making authority and regional market and industry expertise. They are committed to providing clients with valuable business and economic insights and to connecting them with the beneficial business relationships they need to succeed. Since 2002, CB&T has been rated by the FDIC as “outstanding” for its Community Reinvestment Act activities and was voted the “Best Bank” by the San Diego Union Tribune’s Reader Poll for 2011, 2012 and 2013 and has consistently won the Greenwich Excellence Awards for Business Banking. To learn more, visit www.calbanktrust.com. Connect with California Bank & Trust on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
About Feeding America San Diego
Established in 2007, Feeding America San Diego (FASD) is San Diego’s largest distributor of food, more than 21.5 million pounds within the last year, and the only Feeding America affiliate in the county. FASD works closely with over 160 partner agencies, local school districts, corporate partners and a network of volunteers to serve 73,000 children, families and seniors in need each week. Devoted to feeding the hungry, advocating for a sustainable future, and educating the community, FASD is committed to building a hunger-free and healthy San Diego through innovative programs and collaborative partnerships.
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