Bank of the Sierra to Host Food Drive for Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles County Nonprofits
July 6, 2020
Porterville, CA – Bank of the Sierra announced today that it will host a bank-wide food drive throughout Central and Southern California. The food drive will start on Monday, July 6 and end on Friday, July 31. The Bank will accept donations of nonperishable food, such as canned items, at any of its 40 branches.
The food will be donated to food banks and other nonprofit organizations in the local area where the food was collected. Participating organizations include Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, Lompoc Food Pantry, Food Share in Ventura, Spirit of Santa Paula, and HELP of Ojai.
“We have looked for ways to help our communities ever since the COVID-19 pandemic started,” said Kevin McPhaill, President and CEO of Bank of the Sierra, “We know our food drive will help, thanks to the many wonderful nonprofits that have partnered with us.”
The July food drive is just one way Bank of the Sierra plans to help its communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The focus of its Sierra Grant Program has been changed to provide funding to nonprofits that are fighting or have been impacted by the pandemic.
About the Sierra Grant Program
Since its inception in 2004, the Sierra Grant Program has been responsible for donating over $2.2 million to organizations that improve local communities. Nonprofits who wish to apply for a Sierra Grant can pick up an instructional brochure at any Bank of the Sierra branch or visit the Bank’s website at BankoftheSierra.com/SierraGrant.
About Bank of the Sierra
Bank of the Sierra is in its 43rd year of operations and is the largest independent bank headquartered in the South San Joaquin Valley. Bank of the Sierra is a community-centric regional bank, which offers a full range of retail and commercial banking services with full-service branches located within the counties of Tulare, Kern, Kings, Fresno, Los Angeles, Ventura, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. The bank also maintains a loan production office and an online branch, and it provides specialized lending services through an agricultural credit center and an SBA center. Bank of the Sierra was recognized as one of the strongest and top-performing community banks in the country with a 5-star rating from Bauer Financial.