FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – When thieves ransacked a Shoals Salvation Army last month, it took a toll on the food supply.
Now one bank is stepping up to help the pantry stock up.
The Salvation Army in Florence helps people in three counties: Franklin, Colbert, and Lauderdale.
The First Metro Bank also serves those counties, and as part of a bank service project, employees made it their mission to re-stock the food panty’s shelves.
“They need that food really to help folks in need and by those folks breaking in and stealing that, they were hurting an untold number of people,” said Tony Hardin, First Metro Bank branch manager of the facility on Cloverdale Road in Florence.
With this food drive, First Metro Bank customers or community members can help by donating any non-perishable items.
“Most folks looked for an opportunity to step in and help, and if it’s something as small as donating food, I think most folks are willing to do that,” said Hardin.