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First Bank Collecting Food for Holidays

Collection drive for Foodbank of Santa Barbara County continues at Santa Barbara branch


To help alleviate hunger in the Santa Barbara area, First Bank will be collecting non-perishable food items from now until December 22 for the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County.

“We encourage everyone to make a donation to food drive,” said Rosanna Colin, First Bank Branch Manager for First Bank in Santa Barbara. “There is an overwhelming need for food and other essential items this year. We invite people to stop by First Bank and fill up our food barrels so we can curtail hunger in our community.”

Front Row: Annette Brown, and Liv Gonzalez. Back Row: Jack Lee, Jasmin Flores, Rosanna Colin, and Cesar Arellano.
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Front Row: Annette Brown, and Liv Gonzalez. Back Row: Jack Lee, Jasmin Flores, Rosanna Colin, and Cesar Arellano.

Collection barrels are set up inside the First Bank office at 3304 State Street. First Bank lobby hours are 9am to 5pm. Monday through Thursday, and 9am to 6pm on Fridays.

Non-perishable food items include peanut butter, canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned stew and chili, canned meats, fruit juice, pasta, rice, beans, tuna, jelly, soup, cereal and coffe/tea. Diapers will also be accepted. Any First Bank branch representative can assist individuals with monetary donations.

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is a non-profit organization working to eliminate hunger by providing food, education and other resources to a network of hunger-relief charities and their communities.

First Bank is one of the largest privately owned banks in the country with $7.89 billion in assets and 154 locations in California, Florida, Illinois, and Missouri.

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