Help local banks compete in food drive for local kids

Peanut butter bread
Peanut butter bread

IONIA, Mich. (WOTV)-Independent Bank and Mercantile Bank of Michigan, in Ionia County, are participating in the second food drive competition to collect items for the Ionia Montcalm (IM) Kids 3rd Meal program.

The competition will be taking place from April 25th through May 6th. Independent Bank locations are collecting jelly and Mercantile Bank locations are collecting peanut butter, while both banks are collecting cash donations which will purchase bread for the program.

 “Continuing to raise awareness for this great cause, while having a positive impact on the children receiving these meals.” stated Boomer Hoppough, VP at Independent Bank.

In Ionia County 1 in 5 children are food insecure and in Montcalm County 1 in 4 are food insecure. Good nutrition is one of the most important and basic needs in the development of our kids. Each 3rd meal that is given to a food insecure child, is a well-balanced, ready-to-eat meal.

Brian Talbot, SVP at Mercantile Bank of Michigan, is ready to once again spread the word (and the peanut butter) to help fight childhood hunger.

Talbot stated, “Mercantile Bank is passionate about supporting our community and this is a fun and friendly way to bring awareness to the serious issue of ending childhood hunger.”

To make a donation of peanut butter, jelly or to make a monetary donation, see participating locations below.

IM Kids 3rd Meal PB & J Bank Competition Locations

Mercantile

Ionia Dexter Branch

202 North Dexter

Ionia, MI 48846

 

Mercantile

Ionia Downtown Branch

302 West Main Street

Ionia, MI 48846

 

Mercantile

Ionia Southside Branch

2600 South State Road

Ionia, MI 48846

 

Mercantile

Belding Branch

9344 West Belding Road

Belding, MI 48809

 

Independent Bank

Ionia Main & Operations Center

230 W. Main St. Ionia, MI 48846

 

Independent Bank

Ionia Point 450 S. Dexter St.

Ionia, MI 48846

 

Independent Bank

Ionia South 2551 S. State St. Ionia, MI 48846

 

Independent Bank

Belding 130 S. Bridge St.

Belding, MI 48809

 

Independent Bank

Saranac

29 Church Street

Saranac, MI 48881

 

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