• Marquette Bank Fights Hunger through Seventh Annual Neighborhood Food Drive 
    Local bank employees, customers and neighbors provide nearly 39,000 meals to the hungry in our neighborhoods.

    Orland Park, IL (July 24, 2014) –– Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, wrapped up its seventh annual Neighborhood Food Drive, collecting enough food items and monetary donations to provide nearly 39,000 meals to families in need. All food and monetary donations were given to the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) and the Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB), where they will be distributed to local food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters in the Chicagoland area.

    “Marquette Bank is actively engaged in strengthening our local communities, helping to address critical issues such as hunger,” Betty Kosky-Harn, Executive Vice President, said. “Our employees are passionate about this issue, which is why fighting hunger is one of the key initiatives of our Neighborhood Commitment program.”

    Collection barrels were provided by the GCFD and placed at all 22 Marquette Bank locations, where employees, customers and neighbors were encouraged to bring non-perishable food items. Bank employees and family members also contributed over 100 volunteer hours at the GCFD, sorting and packing food. This year bank employees and family members repackaged over 16,000 pounds of bread and 14,000 pounds of apples and onions.

    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 become more involved in the fight to end hunger, please visit the GCFD and NIFB websites at www.chicagofoodbank.org and www.northernilfoodbank.org. For more information about Marquette Bank, call 1-888-254-9500 or visit www.emarquettebank.com. 


    Photo: Marquette Bank provided nearly 39,000 meals to families in need through its seventh annual Neighborhood Food Drive. As part of the food drive, The Corporate Center in Orland Park made a can-struction of the bank’s neighborhood commitment logo. 



    Photo: Marquette Bank branches created “can-structions” with donated food items to raise awareness of the seventh annual Neighborhood Food Drive. The Orland Park 159th branch created an American Flag with donated cans of soup and tuna.



    Photo: The Orland Park 143rd Banking Center created a can-version of the branch location during Marquette Bank’s seventh annual Neighborhood Food Drive. Nearly 39,000 meals were donated by Marquette Bank customers, employees and neighbors.


    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.