Paragon National Bank collected $14,200 and 568 pounds of food for the Mid-South Food Bank during the 5th Annual Mid-South Food Bank Student Food Drive. The bank accepted donations from customers and employees throughout November at its Paragon Place, Fountain Place, Saddle Creek and Grove Park banking centers.
“We are grateful for the generosity of Paragon customers and employees, who helped us once again collect a record level of monetary contributions and food items during this year’s Mid-South Food Bank Student Food Drive,” said Robert Shaw, CEO of Paragon National Bank. “Our team enjoys assisting the organization through volunteer efforts throughout the year and we’re pleased that we could lend support to the food bank at such a critical time.”
Mike Edwards, President and COO of Paragon National Bank, and several staff members presented a check and food donations to Estella Mayhue-Greer, President and CEO of the Mid-South Food Bank, during the recent Action News 5 Holiday Food Drive on December 5.
The Student Food Drive is a food drive conducted by Mid-South area high school students to benefit the Mid-South Food Bank. In addition to collecting food for those in need, the drive promotes volunteerism and community involvement, and gives students the opportunity to set a “real life” example of how to get things done through teamwork. The food goes to the Mid-South Food Bank for distribution to its member agencies throughout the area, including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, youth programs, rehabilitation and residential centers, senior programs, daycares and schools.