First Financial Bank, its associates, clients and community members teamed up to collect 50 food items during the bank’s recent food drive in Seymour.
Individual financial centers for First Financial delivered the food to local agencies for distribution directly into the community.
In Seymour, the First Financial food drive items were given to Anchor House Family Assistance Center and Pantry. More than 7,600 food items were collected throughout the bank’s entire four state service area of Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois.
First Financial’s food drive continued from Oct. 11 to 21. The drive coincided with World Food Day on Oct. 16, a day designated by the United Nations to promote awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger. First Financial also observed World Food Day with rallies for associates at each of its locations throughout Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois.
While nutrition and health are core to any level of financial security, First Financial also collected more than 20,000 books this spring to be donated to local schools, libraries, churches and other community-focused organizations to promote financial literacy.