Paragon Employees Volunteer at Mid-South Food Bank

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.

 

Paragon Sets Donation Record During Annual Food Drive

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.

Paragon Employees donate to the Food Bank on WMC-TV.

Paragon Collects Record Level of Donations During Food Drive

Paragon National Bank announced it collected more than $11,000 in monetary donations and over 1,000 food items during the 4th Annual Mid-South Food Bank Student Food Drive. The bank accepted donations for the food drive from employees and customers at its Paragon Place, Fountain Place, Saddle Creek and Grove Park branches from November 1 through December 2.


“Through the generosity of our team members and customers, Paragon collected a record number of food items and financial donations during this year’s Student Food Drive,” said Robert Shaw, President of Paragon National Bank. “We’re thrilled that we can provide this level of support to the Mid-South Food Bank at such a critical time.” 
  
Shaw and several staff members presented the check and food items to Estella Mayhue-Greer, President and CEO of the Mid-South Food Bank, during the recent Action News 5 Holiday Food Drive on December 7. 
  
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. 
  
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Paragon Continues Partnership with Mid-South Food Bank

Paragon National Bank announced that it is participating as a title sponsor for the third year in a row for the Mid-South Food Bank’s 3rd Annual Student Food Drive.

Paragon banking centers will serve as donation centers for the food drive.  Donations of non-perishable food items can be made at any of Paragon’s four locations through the end of November.  Branches are located at:

Paragon Place – 6300 Poplar Ave.

Fountain Place – 5400 Poplar Ave.

Saddle Creek – 7600 Poplar Ave.

Grove Park  – 4515 Poplar Ave.

Paragon’s involvement with the Mid-South Food Bank extends past sponsoring the food drive; they also sent 17 team members to volunteer several hours in the Food Bank’s warehouse recently.  They enjoyed the opportunity to have a team-building experience while sorting and stacking food for the needy.

“Our continued involvement with the Mid-South Food Bank is extremely rewarding,” said Robert Shaw, Paragon’s President.  “Their mission is so essential to so many people in our area, and we encourage customers, employees, and the community to support that mission this month by donating their canned goods at any of our banking centers.” 

The Student Food Drive is a food drive conducted by Mid-South area high school students to benefit the 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 Food Bank for distribution to its 325 member agencies throughout the Mid-South.  These agencies include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, youth programs, rehabilitation and residential centers, senior programs, daycares and schools.

The Food Bank, established in 1981, is the distribution center for wholesome food and other grocery items to any eligible charitable program that is feeding hungry and needy people free of charge.  The organization is one of 208 members of America’s Second Harvest – The Nation’s Food Bank Network.  The Food Bank has distributed more than 200 million pounds of food in its 26-year history.