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FNBC donates $20,000 to help combat local hunger

Monday, December 5, 2011

FNBC provided $1,5000 to seven area charity and food pantries. From left are Jeri Evans, Ash Flat Church of Christ; Tracy Qualls, Mammoth Spring Food Pantry; Martin Carpenter, FNBC Chairman and CEO; Frances Gillihan, Melbourne Food Bank; Julia Baldridge, Mission of Hope; Mike Yates, Salem Church of Christ; Ken Anderson. Spring River Adult and Child Services; Jimmy Anderson, Ministerial Alliance and Marty Sellars, FNBC President. Photo/Tammy Curtis
For the fourth year in a row, First National Banking Company employees are giving up their annual Christmas party to give to those in need within their communities.

On Nov. 22, FNBC President Marty Sellars and Martin Carpenter, Chairman and CEO, presented $1,500 checks to seven local charities and food banks to help curb hunger in the area. The organizations are in the five county area which FNBC serves.

Deborah Fry, FNBC's Vice President of Sales and Marketing, said bank employees have also partnered with fellow employees to provide food baskets for elderly residents, along with Christmas gifts for 50 foster children in the area.

The employees began gathering gifts for local foster children, including needed items, as well as something the child wished for.

The FNBC employees are also collecting non- perishable food items to fill holiday boxes for the elderly

"We're very much aware of the difficulties many of our families are experiencing right now. We hope that what we are doing will make their way a little easier going through the winter," said Carpenter.

The bank is reaching out to over 200 individuals and families during the holiday season.

The agencies who received the donations expressed their gratitude for the donations which allow them to assist others through their individual charities.

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