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Marquette Bank Employees Pack Lunches for Port Ministries Bread TruckNeighborhood bank employees donate food and time to feed the hungry in south side neighborhoods
Orland Park, IL (May 30, 2014) – Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, supported the Port Ministries’ Bread Truck by providing summer lunches to local adults and children living in poverty. Each month during the summer, Bank employees pack over 300 hundred lunch bags with a sandwich, drink, fruit and snack, which is then distributed by the Port Ministries Bread Truck. “As a neighborhood bank, we pride ourselves on giving back to our local communities and with the help of the Port Ministries Bread Truck, we were able to feed over 300 people in our neighborhoods,” Betty Kosky-Harn, Executive Vice President, said. The Port Ministries Bread Truck is a mobile soup kitchen which “hits the streets” daily to provide nutritious meals to poor children and adults in the community. In the summer months, meals are usually distributed in local parks. All food is donated by individuals, schools and churches. For more information on volunteer opportunities with the Port Ministries, visit: www.theportministries.org or call 773-778-5955. Marquette Bank’s support of the Port Ministries is part of the Marquette Neighborhood Commitment, where each quarter the bank focuses on a different area of need – shelter, hunger, education and health/well-being. For more information about the Marquette Neighborhood Commitment or more about the bank, call 1-888-254-9500 or visit www.emarquettebank.com.
Photo Caption: Marquette Bank employees prepare sack lunches for the Port Ministries Bread Truck that feeds the poor and hungry in our neighborhoods.
About Port Ministries The Port Ministries (“the Port”) was founded in 1985 by Friar Augustin “Father Gus” Milon, Order of Friars Minor (O.F.M.) to serve the very poor of Chicago’s Back of the Yards and surrounding South Side neighborhoods. The Port represents an alternative to the drugs, gangs and violence of the streets in addition to providing programs to families in need, including:
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