Paducah Bank Swipe and Serve Initiative Donates $8,000 to Community Kitchen

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Paducah Bank presented a check today to Paducah’s Community Kitchen for $8,000 to support the work of the organization in feeding people who are in need in the Paducah-McCracken County community.

“In January we created a special initiative that works in a partnership with our customers and our commitment to the needs of the community,” said Mardie Herndon, Paducah Bank president. “Our Swipe and Serve project allows our customers to help us help those who are hungry in our city and county. Every time our customers use their debit cards, the bank is putting aside a contribution to one of four local organizations that help the hungry. This is our second quarterly contribution of $8,000 to the Community Kitchen. Our first contribution was made to the River City Mission. Our goal is to be able to provide at least $7,500 in each quarter to a deserving food organization.”

The organization slated to receive the nextquarterly contribution for 2014 is the 4-H Food Backpack program for school children.

“For many of our patrons, the meals served at the Community Kitchen are the only nutritious meals they receive all week,” said Sally Michelson, Director of Paducah’s Community Kitchen. “Without the support of community volunteers and the generosity of local businesses like Paducah Bank, we would not be able to fulfill the mission we have set out to accomplish. In fact, many families would have nothing to feed their children if it weren’t for the work we do at the Kitchen. That is just one of the reasons why we are so very, very grateful for this contribution from our community’s truly local bank.”

“Our next cycle begins now,” said Susan Guess, senior vice president of marketing. “Next quarter we plan to make a contribution to the 4-H Food Backpack program. We hope everyone will keep up the good work so that we can continue to provide another strong donation to another deserving organization.”

“This is a testament to the people who make Paducah Bank the kind of caring community bank that we can all be very proud of,” added Herndon.