Wilson Bank & Trust raises $18,000 for Second Harvest Food Bank

Thanks to fundraising and donations of more than $18,000 by Wilson Bank & Trust team members and management, together with a December matching campaign by Nissan, WB&T recently presented Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee with a check for more than $25,000. In partnership with Ms. Cheap, WB&T collected donations at all its branches; distributed cans for individual collection efforts; and provided corporate and executive matching donations. On hand for the presentation were (L to R) WB&T President John McDearman; Courtney Blaise of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee; Holleigh Upchurch and Ansley Mullican of WB&T; Mary Hance (Ms. Cheap); and WB&T CEO Randall Clemons.

LEBANON – Wilson Bank & Trust recently concluded its most successful penny drive to date to help hungry neighbors, exceeding $18,000 in money raised and donated for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.

The contributions, which equate to more than 72,000 Second Harvest meals, were gathered during a three-month campaign as part of Ms. Cheap’s penny drive.  The bank’s efforts included customer giving at all WBT branches; change collected by employees and customers on their own; and a pair of matching donations by the bank and CEO Randall Clemons.  When combined with a matching campaign by Nissan during December, the amount given came to more than $25,000.

On the whole, the Ms. Cheap Penny Drive for Second Harvest raised more than $100,000 this year to help feed hungry men, women and children in Middle Tennessee, a new record.  Wilson Bank & Trust has partnered with Ms. Cheap on the penny drive since 2012.  Throughout WB&T’s service area, Second Harvest works with local partner agencies to provide food for the hungry.  

About Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee

Founded in 1978, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee (www.secondharvestmidtn.org) works to feed hungry people and solve hunger issues in Middle and West Tennessee.  Second Harvest has a network of more than 490 partner agencies working together to feed hungry men, women and children throughout a 46-county service area. Partner agencies include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, senior centers, group homes and youth enrichment programs.

About Wilson Bank & Trust

Wilson Bank & Trust (www.wilsonbank.com), a member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender, is an independent, locally owned bank established in 1987 to provide personal and professional service in a hometown setting.  One of the top banks in the south in stability, products, technology, growth and earnings, WB&T currently operates 28 full-service offices in nine Middle Tennessee counties, offering a full range of financial products that include secondary market mortgage loans and mobile and online banking services.

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