Paducah Bank Donates $7,850 to Backpack Program

Paducah Bank presented a check today to the 4-H Food Backpack Program for $7,850 to support the work of the organization in feeding hungry students in Paducah-McCracken County.

“Last year, we created a special initiative that works in a partnership with our customers and our commitment to the needs of the community,” said Mardie Herndon, Paducah Bank president. “Our Swipe and Serve project allows our customers to help us help those who are hungry in our city and county. Every time our customers use their debit cards as a signature-based transaction, the bank is putting aside a contribution to one of four local organizations that help the hungry. This is our first quarter contribution of 2015 and the second time we have chosen the 4-H backpack program as a beneficiary. In total, we have given over $15,000 to feed hungry students in Paducah and McCracken County through the 4-H.”

“We are extremely appreciative of the continued support from Paducah Bank,” said Robert Tashjian, the McCracken County 4-H Youth Development Agent for the University of Kentucky. “360 youth each week are able to receive food for this entire school year thanks to our generous donors including Paducah Bank. Not only did they provide monetary help, they also provided much needed manual labor to fill backpacks since the beginning of the new school year.”