Axiom Bank® Donates Money and Food to Feeding America®

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Axiom Bank, a community bank headquartered in Central Florida, donated both food and money to Feeding America Tampa Bay, an organization that works to end hunger in the Tampa Bay area.

Feeding America Tampa Bay distributed more than 46 million pounds of food to more than 600 local charities and food pantries in 2014.

"Part of Axiom Bank's mission is to support our communities," said Ronald Strand-Sorrell, Senior Vice President.

Axiom Bank®, a community bank headquartered in Central Florida, donated $425 and 90 pounds of food to Feeding America Tampa Bay, a non-profit organization that works to eradicate hunger in the Tampa Bay area.

“Axiom Bank’s donation equates to 3,050 more meals for our local hungry neighbors,” said Joyce Endaya, Coordinator of Special Events and Corporate Partnerships for Feeding America Tampa Bay. Axiom Bank’s cash donation was raised through the bank’s Dress-Down Friday fundraiser, which asks bank employees to contribute $5 to charity in exchange for wearing jeans on Fridays. In addition, the bank conducted a food drive on behalf of Feeding America.

Feeding America Tampa Bay distributed 46 million pounds of food in 2014, which represents 38 million meals. Their coverage area includes Citrus, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, and Sumter counties. In those 10 counties, more than 60 percent of the population is eligible for the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program. Feeding America acts as a hub for hunger relief, partnering with more than 600 local charities and food pantries to distribute food supplies. Ninety-eight percent (98%) of all financial donations to Feeding America go directly to programs that provide food.

“We’re very happy when our corporate partners hold a fundraiser for us,” Endaya said. “It’s great for our mission to feed our hungry neighbors and it really encourages others to support the community. We couldn’t be more grateful.” More information about conducting food drives or making donations to Feeding American Tampa Bay is available at their website, http://www.feedingamericatampabay.org, or by calling (813) 254-1190.

Axiom Bank’s Dress-Down Friday program supports local charities by making donations each quarter. “Part of our bank’s mission is to support our community,” said Ronald Strand-Sorrell, Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, who oversees Axiom Bank’s community outreach programs. “Our Dress-Down Friday program is one way that we can help people in Florida.”

About Axiom Bank
Axiom Bank, headquartered in Central Florida, is a federally chartered community bank that serves the financial needs of its customers through a wide range of financial products. Axiom Bank provides retail banking services, including checking, deposit, and money market accounts, through 20 branch locations, 19 of which are inside select Walmart Supercenters®. Axiom Bank also specializes in commercial loans for both real estate and business purposes, as well as treasury management and other merchant services. In addition to those services, Axiom Bank sponsors prepaid debit card programs offered by third-party program managers. As part of our commitment to exceed our customers’ expectations and deliver superior financial solutions, Axiom Bank is constantly working to expand the services and products we provide to the communities we serve. Visit our website at http://www.axiombanking.com. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

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