Paragon Bank collected $11,920 and 278 cans of food for the Mid-South Food Bank during the 7th Annual Mid-South Food Bank Student Food Drive. Paragon accepted donations from customers, employees and the general public at its Fountain Place, Grove Park, Paragon Place and Saddle Creek banking centers throughout November.
“Our ongoing involvement with the Mid-South Food Bank is extremely gratifying for our team,” said Robert Shaw, Chief Executive Officer of Paragon Bank. “The organization is crucial to our community, and we’d like to thank all of our customers, employees and the community for helping us raise enough donations to provide more than 36,000 meals to Mid-South families.”
The Mid-South Food Bank’s buying power enables the organization to generate three nutritious meals for every dollar donated. Paragon’s food and monetary contributions will enable the food bank to provide 36,038 meals to deserving local families.
On December 3, Shaw was joined by several bank employees to present a check and food donations to the organization during the Action News 5 Holiday Food Drive at the Kroger in Germantown.
The Student Food Drive is 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.