• Marquette Bank Kicks Off 7th Annual Neighborhood Food Drive

    Local bank encourages employees, customers and neighbors to donate non-perishable food items to support neighborhood food banks and pantries 

    Orland Park, IL (April 30, 2014) –– Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, is launching its 7th annual Neighborhood Food Drive on May 1, 2014. Bank employees, customers, neighbors and local businesses are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items at any of Marquette Bank’s 22 locations. Food items will be collected through June 21, 2014 and distributed to local pantries and neighborhood food banks through the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) and the Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB). Bank employees will also be spending several days volunteering at the GCFD by sorting and packing donated food items.

    “A lot of people are not aware that hunger is a serious problem facing millions of Americans on a daily basis,” Betty Kosky-Harn, Executive Vice President, said. “Since Marquette Bank began its Neighborhood Food Drive in 2008, we have donated over 300,000 meals to the Greater Chicago Food Depository and Northern Illinois Food Bank to make sure the less fortunate in our communities don’t have to go bed hungry.”

    The Neighborhood Food Drive is a part of the Marquette Neighborhood Commitment, where each quarter the bank focuses on a different area of need: shelter, hunger, education and health/wellness. To find out how you can help the GCFD, go to www.chicagofoodbank.org and visit www.northernilfoodbank.org for information on how to assist the NIFB. For more information about Marquette Bank, call 1-888-254-9500 or visit www.emarquettebank.com/fighthunger.


    Photo Caption: As part of its Neighborhood Food Drive, Marquette Bank will be collecting non-perishable food items at all 22 bank locations between May 1 and June 21, 2014. Employees recently volunteered at the Greater Chicago Food Depository sorting and repackaging 6,000 pounds of bread. 


    About Marquette Bank:     

    Marquette National Corporation is a $1.5 billion diversified financial holding company for Marquette Bank. Marquette Bank has been a locally owned and operated bank providing personalized banking service since 1945. Marquette Bank is a full-service, customer-focused neighborhood bank that serves the financial needs of Chicagoland communities, offering an extensive line of financial products including retail banking, home financing, trust services and business banking. Marquette Bank has a lending portfolio of almost $1 billion in Chicagoland and offers home mortgages, multifamily lending, commercial mortgages, lines of credit, commercial real estate loans and small business lending. Marquette Bank regularly offers free financial literacy and education seminars, workshops and classes to customers, schools, senior groups, community organizations and local residents including personal financial and home buyer education classes. Marquette Bank has 22 retail branches located in Chicago, Aurora, Bolingbrook, Bridgeview, Evergreen Park, Hickory Hills, Lemont, New Lenox, Oak Lawn, Oak Forest, Orland Park, Romeoville and Summit, Illinois. Marquette Bank provides customers mobile banking, online banking and telephone banking options and free access to over 55,000 Allpoint and Starsf ATMs worldwide.

    Marquette Bank is an Equal Opportunity Lender, Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. Connect with Marquette Bank on social media on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Tumblr. For more information visit:
    http://www.emarquettebank.com or call 1-888-254-9500.