Working Together, Works. Cortland Banks joins Harvest for Hunger. To benefit Second Harvest Food Bank

February 15, 2011
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     Youngstown, OH (02/25/11) – Cortland Banks is teaming up with Second Harvest Food Bank for the month of March to help generate donations of food and funds to those in our Valley who need it most. During the month of March, Cortland Banks’ Mahoning and Trumbull county branches will make a donation for every checking account* opened by a new deposit customer or referred by an existing customer. On behalf of each new customer who mentions Harvest for Hunger, Cortland Banks will make a $25.00 donation to Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley. The community is also invited to drop off non-perishable food items at any Cortland Banks Branch in the Mahoning Valley during the month of March.  For a list of locationsand for promotion details, please visit www.cortland-banks.com. 
     Cortland Banks’ employees will also be showing their support by wearing their “Send Hunger Packing” tee-shirts during the month of March.
     “As a local bank, we are dedicated to meeting the needs of our community. Partnering with Second Harvest offers a meaningful way to help support our neighbors. We created this program to spread awareness and increase food donations as well as funds. Together, we can help feed the Valley,” said Sara Smith, marketing and communications director for Cortland Banks. 
     “We are grateful for the support of Cortland Banks,” said Michael Iberis, executive director of Second Harvest.  “For every new checking account opened at Cortland Banks during March, the Food Bank will be able to distribute $375 worth of food to hungry people in our community.”
     Second Harvest Food Bank provides food to 153 hunger relief organizations in the tri-county area.  These organizations include church pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters and shelters for battered women.  For more information, on how YOU can help feed hungry families please visit www.mahoningvalleysecondharvest.org.
     An independent local community Bank since 1892, Cortland Banks currently serves five counties: Trumbull, Portage, Ashtabula, Geauga and Mahoning Counties. For more information on Cortland Banks and to sign up for promotion and product alerts visit  www.cortland-banks.com/harvest.

*New checking accounts opened between March 1-31, 2011, require a minimum deposit of $50 to open, not currently on deposit  with Cortland Banks. New checking accounts referred by current customers qualify for this promotion. offer limited to ONE PER customer. Offer not valid for current checking account holders, for accounts closed in the past 30 days, OR IN combination with any other offer. Debit card application required, but qualification for debit card is not necessary to participate. Customer must maintain an active account for two months. Promotion code: HARVEST11. Member FDIC.



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