FUQUAY-VARINA, NORTH CAROLINA (December 22, 2022) – Fidelity Bank is proud to announce that we have successfully completed our 2022 Food Drive. We were able to collect thousands of non-perishable food items and donate them to food banks across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia to give back to the communities we serve and spread some holiday cheer. Donations were collected at each branch from November 28th through December 16th and then delivered to local food banks.

DeEtte Damon, Branch Manager of the Apex Branch, was excited to share that they collected a total of 189 non-perishable goods, and they will be donating the food to InterAct of Wake County. InterAct is the only provider of domestic violence and sexual assault services in Wake County, North Carolina. They focus on “saving lives, rebuilding lives and securing safer futures for individuals and families in our community.”

Customer Service Representative Casey McVey happily reported that Gibsonville collected a total of 294 non-perishable items to donate to their local food pantry inside First Baptist Church of Gibsonville.

Stefanie Tarantino, Branch Manager of the Gastonia Branch on Cox Road, was proud to share that they collected a total of 258 items and donated them to the Food Pantry at First United Methodist Church in Stanley, North Carolina. “They were extremely appreciative!” said Tarantino. Just after the branch had completed its food drive donation, one of its large commercial customers brought in an additional 288 cans to donate, which doubled their total of items collected and brought them to a total of 546 non-perishable items!

Ashley Hoover, Customer Service Representative at the Thomasville Branch, shared that the Thomasville Branch collected over 165 pounds of food for Cooperative Community Ministry. The branch was happy to help provide food and financial assistance to our neighbors in need, especially during this holiday season and the cold winter months.

Jennifer Cedeño, Customer Service Representative at our Lexington branch, was ecstatic to share that they held a very successful food drive and had items being donated up until the last minute! The truck drivers from the Pastor’s Pantry in Lexington stopped by and loaded everything up before they could finish their final count. “I would say we collected a little over 500 items,” stated Cedeño.

Amanda Underwood, Office Manager of our Siler City branch, shared that they collected a whopping 413.4 pounds of food. They chose to deliver their non-perishable food donations to the West Chatham Food Pantry.

We are proud to have completed another successful food drive this year across all our branches. Thank you to everyone who donated items during our bank-wide food drive this year. We appreciate your help as we give back to our local communities and help spread holiday cheer this season!

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