Citizens delivers loads of snacks
Approximately 13 million American children are at risk of hunger. Because of this, Citizens Bank Minnesota chose to collect snacks for children in need in the area for community snack backpack programs. These snack backpack programs help ensure students in need have access to healthy meals during the weekend and return to school ready to learn. This effort was in conjunction with the Minnesota Bankers Association’s Community Impact Month. Across the state, 94 banks and over 458 branches will join forces in September to serve their local communities. Citizens employees were able to raise $715, which employees used to shop for snacks to donate to four area organizations. Several boxes of snacks were donated by employees and community supporters as well! The organizations donated to include: United Way of Brown County Project Lunch Box, Watonwan County Backpack Program, Lafayette Charter School Food Backpack Program and Kenwood Trail Middle School Snack Pack Program in Lakeville. Citizens will hold monthly collections throughout the school year, so be on the lookout for future collection dates in your area.