West Shore Bank raises funds to provide 640 families with Christmas meals.

December 17, 2021

West Shore Bank raises funds to provide 640 families with Christmas meals.

LUDINGTON — West Shore Bank and its customers recently distributed 640 Christmas meals in Benzie, Mason, Manistee and Oceana counties as a result of this year’s Spirit of Giving meal fundraiser. 

Throughout November, West Shore Bank collected funds from employees, community members and businesses. West Shore Bank proudly matched these funds raising up to $2,500 to increase the impact of the holiday season meals in its communities. 

Fundraising efforts for the Spirit of Giving are made possible with the partnership of Shop-N-Save in Ludington, Hansen Foods in Hart, Family Fare in Manistee and Shop-N-Save in Benzonia. Arrangements were made and coordinated with each grocery partner to purchase a complete meal at a special pre-determined price and meals are distributed through local food pantries.

“Making a difference in our communities is not just a tagline, it’s something we have and always will take very seriously,” said Raymond Biggs, president and CEO of West Shore Bank. “Fundraising each holiday season is one of our favorite ways to give back right here in our own neighborhoods. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to our food pantry and grocery partners, as well as all who have graciously donated to Spirit of Giving this year.”

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