Carter County Bank has donated $3,000 to the Second Harvest Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry in Carter County.
Second Harvest Community Relations Director Kathy Smith said the donation would help cover the operations of the mobile food pantry, which delivers food to locations in Stoney Creek, Watauga, Valley Forge, Hampton and Roan Mountain, along with drop-off locations at Lynnwood and Lynnridge apartments and First United Methodist Church.
At each site, food boxes are distributed to 40 to 60 people.
The funds raised for the donation were collected from the Community Pride T-shirt sales through the bank. A total of 750 shirts were printed for the communities of Hampton, Happy Valley, Poga, Roan Mountain, Stoney Creek and Elizabethton with slogans referring specially to that area of Carter County.
Carter County Bank public relations officer Rebecca White said the bank was pleased with the results of the sales. The bank sold 612 of the 750 T-shirts for a total donation of $2,727 after expenses. Carter County Bank rounded the amount up for a total of $3000 to sponsor the Second Harvest Food Bank Mobile Pantry in Carter County.
“We are glad that we are able to help the agency,” White said. “We would not have been able to make this donation without the help of PEP Screen, who printed the T-shirts at such a reduced cost.”
“Part of our strategic vision is that no one goes hungry because of lack of access to food,” Smith said. “The mobile food pantry delivers to locations that would otherwise not have access to food banks. This donation will help with purchasing the food for the boxes and paying for fuel to make the deliveries.”
The bank will run another Community Pride campaign next summer. The communities of Keenburg and Siam have already been picked to be included and other possibilities include Central, Watauga and Valley Forge.
BY ASHLEY RADAR – Elizabethton Star
Carter County Bank - Dec 5, 2012 | In the News