FNCB Bank’s 19 community offices will once again be serving as official drop-off locations for a “Christmas in July” promotion to benefit food pantries and soup kitchens in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Throughout the month of July, in partnership with WBRE, WYOU and Eyewitness News, FNCB is collecting canned goods, non-perishable food items and monetary donations at each of their 19 community offices in Lackawanna, Luzerne and Wayne counties.
Donations will stay locally and help meet the needs of numerous locations including St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen in Scranton, St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen in Wilkes-Barre and the Hazleton food pantry.
The drive comes at a time when pantry shelves are extremely low but the need is high.
“When summer rolls around people tend to forget about donating,” said Mike Cummings, Assistant Vice President, Marketing. “By using our 19 branches as convenient drop-off points, we hope to bring awareness to the need and make it easy for people to donate.”
Last year, more than 1,200 pounds of food was collected.
“The response from our customers and employees was tremendous. It was another example of FNCB and our community working together to help area residents in need. We hope to match or exceed that number this year.”
The Christmas in July drive represents part of FNCB’s larger Community Caring initiative. Through outreach programs, donations and an employee volunteer network, FNCB is committed to helping the communities they serve.
FNCB, locally-based for over 100 years, continues as Northeastern Pennsylvania's premier community bank — offering a full suite of personal, small business and commercial banking solutions with industry-leading mobile, online and in-branch products and services. FNCB remains dedicated to the communities they serve with an on-going mission to be: Simply a better bank™. For more information, visit www.fncb.com.