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Peoples Bank working with Mountaineer Food Bank

West Virginia Food Insecurity addressed with a collaboration between Mountaineer Food Bank and Peoples Bank

In order to support Mountaineer Food Bank, Peoples Bank will match up to $20,000 in donations during Hunger Action Month. This campaign will celebrate the upcoming merger of Premier Bank and Peoples Bank as well as the 40th anniversary of Mountaineer Food Bank.

Peoples Bank will match up to $20,000 to raise a grand total of $40,000 for those struggling with food insecurity in West Virginia. This campaign began Sept. 1.

Hunger Action Month is a nationwide campaign, in the month of September, that is recognized by Feeding America and Food Banks across the country. The campaign raises awareness of hunger in the United States and promotes ways for individuals everywhere to get involved with the fight to end food insecurity. Peoples Bank and Mountaineer Food Bank launched the campaign as one way to take action throughout the month while helping food insecure families and individuals in West Virginia.

“Hunger is a hidden crisis that has only been made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. It impacts families, individuals, and children throughout the state, leaving the most vulnerable among us with the inability to meet basic need of putting food on the table,” said Mountaineer Food Bank’s CEO, Chad Morrison. “We’re thrilled to have the support of Peoples Bank through the matching campaign with hopes to raise a grand total of $40,000 to help those who need it most, while recognizing our 40th anniversary. Through their partnership, we can better serve our neighbors in need while providing an easy way for the community to do their part during Hunger Action Month.”

“We’re proud to partner with Mountaineer Food Bank and support their mission to feed West Virginia’s hungry. This is an extremely important cause to Peoples Bank as we know the impact that food insecurity can have on individuals and families in our communities,” said Peoples Bank Chief Marketing Officer, Kevin Eagan.

The campaign will run through the end of September. For every $1 donated, Mountaineer Food Bank and Peoples Bank is able to provide up to 10 meals to those in need. To learn more about Peoples Bank visit pebo.com. To contribute a donation visit www.mountaineerfoodbank.org or follow Mountaineer Food Bank and Peoples Bank on Facebook for a direct link.

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