First Volunteer Provides Over 179 Thousand Meals To Its Communities

Thursday, November 19, 2020

First Volunteer provides 179,569 meals across its footprint during the COVID-19 pandemic after their canned food drive, Tailgate-A-Palooza.

The Bank partnered with the community, customers, schools, churches and local businesses to raise money and collect as many non-perishable food items as possible to help residents in its footprint. 

Tailgate-A-Palooza is an annual event and in a year difficult for many with the holiday season quickly approaching, donations are needed now more than ever. “Many Americans have been displaced from their jobs and families could go without food this year. We believe it is important to do everything in our power to help the communities we serve by providing for those in need,” said President and CEO Patti Steele. 

"First Volunteer is grateful for the efforts of its generous customer and communities whose partnership made this possible. The Bank would like to thank the community for supporting this annual event and is already looking forward to next year’s Tailgate-A-Palooza," officials said.


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