Great Plains Food Bank has named Gate City Bank a 2018 Hunger Relief Champion for its extraordinary efforts and exceptional commitment to help end hunger in North Dakota and central Minnesota.
The highest honor given by Great Plains Food Bank each year, the Hunger Relief Champion award is given to those that display a steadfast commitment to the food bank’s mission of ending hunger, especially through community partnerships that foster a spirit of passion, service and innovation.
Through food and financial donations, volunteering and in-kind gifts, Gate City Bank has been among the largest supporters of Great Plains Food Bank in recent years. The bank is currently in the midst of a $250,000 long-term commitment to the Feed the Future campaign, and has provided support for hunger-relief programs and services since 1999.
In 2017, Gate City Bank presented Great Plains Food Bank with a newly designed semi-trailer for its fleet of seven trucks that travels a combined 500,000 miles annually. Additionally, team members from the bank’s 38 locations throughout North Dakota and central Minnesota have been regular volunteers with food drives, as well as the mobile food pantry and pop-up perishable food program distributions.
“Gate City Bank epitomizes what we look for in a community partner,” said Steve Sellent, CEO of Great Plains Food Bank. “Through their food and financial donations, commitment to volunteering and assistance in raising awareness for Great Plains Food Bank, they have helped us immensely in our efforts to solve hunger.”
“Gate City Bank is honored and humbled to be selected as a Hunger Relief Champion for Great Plains Food Bank,” said Steve Swiontek, Chairman, President & CEO of Gate City Bank. “We have a passion for creating a better way of life for our customers, communities and team members, and supporting Great Plains Food Bank is another way we’re fulfilling that commitment.”
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