FNCB collects 1,400 lbs. of food for local
First National Community Bank (FNCB), the largest community bank in Northeastern
Pennsylvania, is pleased to announce the collection of more than 2,300
non-perishable food items for the Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO) to
help combat child hunger in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
The items were collected at their 21 branches in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wayne and
Monroe counties for CEO’s Backpack Program.
The Backpack Program is an emergency food assistance program designed especially
for kids. Children who are hungry are able to access non-perishable food for
themselves and their siblings for the weekend or other times school is not in
session. The food is placed in a backpack for the student to carry home thus
removing the stigma a child might experience with carrying home a bag of
The idea to help CEO was the result of FNCB’s Professional Development Program.
The Professional Development Program is a year-long course, coordinated by
Wilkes-University, which focuses on developing leadership skills and teamwork.
Participants in the program were required to form teams and design Social
Cyclical Awareness (SCA) projects, all of which are aimed at meeting specific
needs in the local community. In addition to helping the animal shelter, FNCB
teams have developed projects to help other community organizations including,
the Hazleton Animal Shelter, Osterhout Free Library and Habitat for Humanity of
Representatives from FNCB deliver 2,300 non-perishable food items weighing more
than 1,400 lbs to the Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO) for their
L-R: Peggy Hennemuth (Assistant Manager/Dunmore-Main), Sara Matusinski
(Assistant Manager/Pittston Route 315), Amy Campbell (Assistant
Manager/Kingston), Ryan Barhight (Credit Analyst Supervisor) and Karen Weller
(Assistant Vice President/Retail Banking Manager).
First National Community Bank | Established 1910 |
102 East Drinker Street Dunmore, Pennsylvania 18512 | 1-877-879-3622