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Honor Bank annual Honor Thy Neighbor grocery drive collects 12,000 lbs. of groceries for area pantries

Over 72,000 lbs. collected since 2004

HONOR, Mich. – Honor Bank recently tallied cash and grocery donations for their annual grocery drive, Honor Thy Neighbor, which ran in November. Promotional efforts led to the collection of 11,995 pounds of food and personal items for local food banks and pantries. Additionally, bank customers and community members donated a total of $3,318. Honor Bank also matched each pound of donated materials with a 25-cent donation, totaling $2,689, and held its first annual walk-a-thon with contributions totaling $629. In total, $6,317 was raised.

Since its inception in 2004, Honor Bank has collected over 72,000 lbs. of food and personal items and raised $58,717 ($18,122 of which was donated by the bank) for area food pantries. Over a dozen pantries and organizations in northern Michigan have benefitted from this annual drive.

Honor Bank employees have increasingly been ramping up the energy and excitement for this drive internally, this year with a contest between branches for best decorated event display. Through Facebook voting, the Copemish branch was the runaway winner.

Copemish Branch Manager Laurie Draeger ensures annually that their customers do not miss out on the opportunity to support neighbors in need with a vibrant, eye-catching display. “Our staff is highly motivated to ensure that this event is promoted well,” says Draeger. “We enjoy doing our part to keep our communities strong.”

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