The Bank of Versailles and Co-Mo Electric Cooperative Inc. collected more than $3,400 in funds and nearly 600 pounds of food in its partnership with The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri for the Buddy Pack Program.
Each Bank of Versailles branch location held a food drive for the Buddy Packs Program for local schools. "Employees from the Bank and Co-Mo accepted donations at four locations; Woods Supermarket in Greenview, G2M Supermarket in Laurie, along with Wal-Mart and Save-A-Lot in Versailles," according to Joyce Caby, Assistant Vice President of the Bank of Versailles.
"The Buddy Pack program helps get healthy foods to children who might otherwise do without," said Beth Merriott, Vice President of the Bank of Versailles. "It is wonderful to see the community come together for our children," Merriott concluded.
"It is so rewarding to be a part of this and know that the Buddy Pack Program helps feed over 700 children in the Lake Area every week," said Robin Shrum, Customer Service Representative for Co-Mo.