First Community Bank has announced the completion of its Tackling Hunger campaign with more than 4,000 non-perishable food items collected and donated to local organizations.
The campaign was established by the bank’s 2023 Leadership Institute graduating class who selected the critical issue of hunger as its class project to drive positive change in the areas First Community serves.
In the Midlands, food items were donated to His House Ministries of Columbia, a nonprofit organization providing a residential program for individuals in alcohol addiction recovery. The contributions will ensure that those individuals receive essential nourishment and support.
Spanning the Midlands, Upstate, Piedmont, and Central Savannah River Area, the graduates set an ambitious goal to collect 2,023 non-perishable food items. Their efforts were met with overwhelming support, resulting in a collection of 4,203 non-perishable food items. The campaign also received monetary donations which were distributed with the food contributions to local charities.
The First Community Bank Leadership Institute is an 18-24-month, intensive training program that combines academic and experiential learning, designed to enhance the leadership skills of key members of the bank’s team. The recent graduates include Alicia Harrison, Amber Bobo, Audrey Shuman, Charlene Richards, Jordan Pierce, Jamie Addison, Keith Hart, Narin Seera, and TK Woods.
“We applaud the 2023 graduates of the First Community Bank Leadership Institute for their achievement in the ‘Tackling Hunger’ campaign,” said Robin Brown, Executive Vice President of First Community Bank. “Their commitment to addressing this pressing issue is making a real difference in the lives of individuals and families in our communities. We are proud to support their efforts.”