Paragon National Bank organized a volunteer event at the Mid-South Food Bank for its employees through the bank’s Assisting the Community Through Service (ACTS) program. Some of the bank’s staff volunteered two hours at the nonprofit facility, which enabled the Mid-South Food Bank to distribute 1,993 meals to the community.
“I’m grateful that we have so many employees who are driven to give back to their community and take advantage of our ACTS program,” said Robert Shaw, Chief Executive Officer at Paragon National Bank. “Over the years, we have built a strong relationship with the Mid-South Food Bank and our team looks forward to continuing our support of such a crucial organization in the Memphis community.”
Through the bank’s ACTS program, each employee is granted one week of paid time to support local, regional and national nonprofit organizations of their choosing. In 2013, Paragon’s staff has contributed more than 320 hours to community organizations in and around the Mid-South.
At the Mid-South Food Bank, employees sorted food into categories and boxed items for the nonprofit to distribute to families in the Mid-South. The Paragon volunteers included Lisa Barden, Dorothy Cleaves, Mike Edwards, Michael Leonard, Steve Maury, Patrick O’Hearn, Haley Overcast, Lewis Perkins, Jarmila Reed, Shaw, Andy Taylor, Douglas Vanover and Lisa Word.
“We appreciate our partnership with Paragon,” said Estella Mayhue-Greer, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mid-South Food Bank. “Enduring the 98 degree temperature in our warehouse to help feed those in need exhibits the employees’ commitment to meeting the needs in our community.”
About Mid-South Food Bank
Founded in 1981, the Mid-South Food Bank is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, a member of Feeding America, a national network of food banks, and a founding member of the Safety Net Collaborative. Its mission is to fight hunger through the efficient collection and distribution of wholesome food, and through education and advocacy. For more information, call the Mid-South Food Bank at 528.1172 or go to www. midsouthfoodbank.org.