Heritage Bank Launches Summer Food Drive For Children

Non-perishable, kid-friendly food items or cash can be donated at all branches throughout the month of June.

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Heritage Bank (Nasdaq: HFWA), in its ongoing commitment to serve the community through its Heritage Helps program, kicks off a month-long food drive in an effort to end childhood hunger. In partnership with Northwest Harvest, Oregon Food Bank and Emergency Food Network, the goal is to provide 50,000 meals to children throughout Washington and Oregon.

While hunger is often hard to see, the problem is real: one in six children lives in a household that struggles to put food on the table. Once the school year is over, many children will lose access to an important food source. Launching the food drive in June helps set up kids and their families for the summer months.

Heritage Helps logo_yellow.jpgAll Heritage Bank branches will be accepting food donations, in non-perishable, kid-friendly packaging as well as cash donations. Food donations can be placed in collection bins available at each branch and cash donations will be accepted by branch staff or can be made by texting heritagehelps to 41444. A donation as little as $10 will help provide 45 meals to children in need.

“As the school year comes to a close, we are working with our communities and food bank partners, so kids don’t have to worry where their next meal is coming from during the summer months,” said Chad Maiuri, senior vice president, south sound district manager at Heritage Bank. “Heritage Bank is committed to improving our communities no matter how big or small.”

About Heritage Financial Corporation – Heritage Financial Corporation is an Olympia-based bank holding company with Heritage Bank, a Washington state-chartered full-service commercial bank, as its sole wholly-owned banking subsidiary. Heritage Bank has a network of 65 banking offices to serve customers in Washington and Oregon. Heritage Bank also does business under the Central Valley Bank name in the Yakima and Kittitas counties of Washington and under the Whidbey Island Bank name on Whidbey Island. Heritage’s stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “HFWA.”  More information about Heritage Financial Corporation can be found on its website at www.hf-wa.com and the Heritage Bank website at www.HeritageBankNW.com.