GREEN BAY, Wis., Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Associated Bank's Stock the BoxTM for Hunger campaign to benefit Feeding America will take place in branches and corporate offices in Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota through December.
The issue of hunger exists in nearly every community, with a devastating impact — particularly on the elderly and children. Feeding America's mission is to feed those in need and work collaboratively with community partners to resolve the issues that lead to hunger and food insecurity.
"Associated Bank is excited to host our first company-wide food collection that will unify our colleagues and the communities where we live and work in the fight against hunger," said Jill Wiess, corporate social responsibility manager, Associated Bank. "Associated has proudly partnered with Feeding America through various campaigns, volunteerism and charitable giving since 2010 to help address food insecurity for children and the elderly."
At the end of the campaign, food donations will be paired to Feeding America member food banks in each of the communities. Only nonperishable, non-glass food items will be accepted.
The campaign kicked off in Wisconsin with four Green Bay high schools collecting over 5,000 pounds of food, equating to over 4,200 meals.
"Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin was pleased to see this campaign kick off so strong in Wisconsin. We were honored to be part of such an energizing day. We encourage Illinois and Minnesota community members to donate in their hometown," said Patti Habeck, executive vice president of Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin.
This is Associated Bank's first-ever food collection to take place across all three states.
ABOUT ASSOCIATED BANC-CORP
Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) has total assets of $29 billion and is one of the top 50 publicly traded U.S. bank holding companies. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Associated is a leading Midwest banking franchise, offering a full range of financial products and services from over 200 banking locations serving more than 100 communities throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota, and commercial financial services in Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Texas. Associated Bank, N.A. is an Equal Housing Lender, Equal Opportunity Lender and Member FDIC. More information about Associated Banc-Corp is available at www.associatedbank.com.
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