West Shore Bank, customers raise funds for 830 holiday meals.

December 14, 2016

west_shore_bank_spirit_givingWest Shore Bank, customers raise funds for 830 holiday meals. 


LUDINGTON — West Shore Bank, in partnership with Shop-N-Save of Ludington, Hansen Foods in Hart, Family Fare in Manistee, and Shop-N-Save in Benzonia, will distribute 830 meals to food banks in Oceana, Mason, Manistee and Benzie counties as a result of the recent West Shore Bank Spirit of Giving fundraising efforts.  Representatives from area charities gathered Monday for the West Shore Bank Spirit of Giving luncheon where results were announced and certificates for the meals were distributed.

For three weeks West Shore Bank collected funds from the public and its employees at its branches in the four counties.   Arrangements were made and coordinated with each partner to purchase a complete meal at a special pre-determined price.  

“The Bank staff and I truly appreciate the individuals and businesses that support this cause,” said Raymond Biggs, president and CEO of West Shore Bank.  “Helping those struggling in our own community during the Holiday season is what makes this Spirit of Giving effort so important.  We’re committed to finding ways we can make a difference in our local communities and providing a meal at Christmas is one way we can do that.”  
A total of $9,813.00 was raised, which included a $2,500 match from West Shore Bank.  Last year a total of $7,344.00 was collected and 591 meals donated.