Meals for Many: Join Bremer Bank in the Fight to End Hunger
Bremer Will Match Donations $2-for-$1 up to $30,000
St. Paul, Minn. – May 20, 2013 - Join Bremer Bank in the Meals for Many Campaign, June 10-22, 2013. For every $1 donated during this timeframe, Bremer Bank will match it $2-for-$1, up to $30,000. Additionally, check out the hunger campaign video featuring senior citizen musical group “Alive & Kickin” at youtube.com/bremerbanks during the June campaign. Bremer will donate an additional $1 for every view of the hunger video up to $10,000.
During these two weeks in June, donations will be accepted online at Bremer.com or at any Bremer Bank location. One in six people in the United States does not have enough access to food and that is why Bremer is once again matching donations. One hundred percent of donations collected through the Meals for Many campaign are distributed to Second Harvest Heartland and other local Feeding America food banks in Bremer communities in Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota.
“Hunger could be impacting somebody you know,” said Jeanne Crain, president and chief executive officer for Bremer Bank Twin Cities. “It could be your friend, neighbor or co-worker. Every day there are people in our communities that have to choose between buying food, paying rent and paying for medical care. At Bremer, our vision is to build healthy communities through partnerships like the one we have with Second Harvest Heartland. Please join us in the fight to end hunger.”
Bremer Financial Corporation
Bremer Financial Corporation is a privately held, $8.5 billion regional financial services company owned by its employees and the Otto Bremer Foundation (OBF). Founded in 1943 by Otto Bremer, the company is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota and provides a comprehensive range of banking, investment, trust and insurance services to its locations in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. OBF uses its share of dividends to distribute charitable grants to Bremer Bank communities. In 2012, more than $36 million in charitable donations were given across the Bremer footprint and employees donated more than 100,000 volunteer hours to their communities. For more information, go to bremer.com.
Second Harvest Heartland
Second Harvest Heartland, the Upper Midwest’s food bank, works to relieve hunger hrough strong results, innovation and thought leadership so as to help those who are hungry today, as well as provide the means for those who are hungry to be fed tomorrow. Pioneering partnerships and programs have paved the way for Second Harvest Heartland to distribute more than 76 million pounds of food last year to hungry seniors, families and children through nearly 1,000 non-profit member agencies and programs serving 59 counties in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. For more information, visit 2harvest.org or call 651.484.5117.