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First National Bank of Michigan Continues Giving for its 10th Anniversary--Kids' Food Basket

June 9, 2016

Source: Mary Early
Job Title: Director, Marketing & Community Relations
Phone: 2694888856

KALAMAZOO, Mich.--"Continuing its yearlong 10th anniversary celebration, First National Bank of Michigan is giving back to 10 local charities in Kalamazoo, Portage and Grand Rapids. The most recent recipient of the bank’s anniversary giving is Kids’ Food Basket of Grand Rapids.


Two groups of bank employees volunteered to help prepare Sack Suppers at Kids’ Food Basket for the children in the Grand Rapids area. “The support of this initiative is critical. We know that when kids have access to healthy food their minds and bodies grow strong and they do better in school,” said Bridget Clark Whitney, Executive Director, Kids’ Food Basket. “With the generous support of community partners such as First National Bank of Michigan, we can provide a child daily access to nutritious Sack Suppers that contain brain food, healthy habits and a touch of love from the community’s involvement and dedication to help local kids thrive.”

“We are proud of providing 10 years of local banking to our community and proud of our staff and their willingness to give back to the communities where we live and work,” said Larry Lueth, Chief Executive Officer, First National Bank of Michigan.

As the celebration continues throughout 2016, the employees of First National Bank of Michigan have also chosen to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids, United Way*, Habitat for Humanity*, YWCA Domestic Assault Program* and Kalamazoo Deacons Conference.

Since January, bank employees have supported Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Michigan, Kalamazoo Gospel Mission and Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes.

*Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids organizations

About First National Bank of Michigan: First National Bank of Michigan is a locally owned bank with locations in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Portage. Deposits stay in these West Michigan communities to fund loans and decisions are made locally by experienced bankers committed to helping individuals and businesses grow and prosper.

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