• Marquette Bank Employees Pack Lunches for Port Ministries Bread Truck
    Neighborhood 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: 

    • Educational programming for adults 
    • Pre-school, after school and summer childcare 
    • Free health clinic for preventive care 
    • Senior visiting programs 
    • Mobile food truck that distributes over 60,000 meals every year 
    • Recreational gym that offers a safe place for neighborhood children



    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.

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    http://www.emarquettebank.com or call 1-888-254-9500.