First Bank Promotion Raises $21K to Stock St. Louis Food Pantries

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Campaign allocated donations for every transaction made via its new Interactive Teller Machines located inside of Dierberg’s Markets to combat food insecurity

ST. LOUIS (March 2, 2021) — First Bank raised $21,225 for local food pantries though a promotion it coordinated with its new in-store Interactive Teller Machine (ITMs), located inside of Dierberg’s Markets. The initiative is providing badly needed funding to nine food pantries throughout St. Louis to help combat the increase in food insecurity within the community. 

As part of the promotion, First Bank clients contributed to the cause for every transaction made at ITMs located across 11 different St. Louis-area First Bank locations. First Bank ITMs can be used to cash checks, transfer funds and conduct other banking needs that are traditionally done at a teller window.

“During periods of extreme cold, there is an increased demand for donated items, and these organizations are providing much needed support for families across our region,” said Shelley Seifert, Chairman & CEO, First Bank. “First Bank believes in supporting the community that supports us. We hope this contribution provides some relief to those who truly need it most right now.”

The following St. Louis-area food pantries received funding from the campaign:

  • Eureka Food Pantry at The River Church
  • O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry and Thrift Store
  • O’Fallon Community Food Pantry
  • Operation Food Search
  • Powell Terrace Food Pantry
  • Salvation Army Food Pantry
  • St. Alban Roe Food Pantry
  • Team Food Pantry
  • Webster-Rock Hill Ministries

“This generous donation provides more than 10,000 meals to children and families during the pandemic,” said Jocelyn Fundoukos, Operation Food Search Communication Manager. “We are grateful to First Bank for helping us meet the need in the community.”

About First Bank
First Bank, a subsidiary of FB Corporation, is one of the largest privately owned banks in the country. As a family-owned business with four generations of independent, single-family ownership, First Bank offers the stability and experience with long-term planning that helps businesses and the communities in which they operate grow and thrive. With over $6.6 billion in assets and 79 locations throughout California, Missouri and Illinois, First Bank has developed a relationship-driven approach to offer comprehensive solutions for clients in commercial and consumer banking, wealth management, mortgage banking and more.