Paducah Bank presented a check for $8,120 today to the Paducah/McCracken County Senior Center to support the work of the organization in feeding hungry, home-bound seniors in Paducah and McCracken County through their Meals on Wheels program.
“In 2014, 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 region. Every time our customers use their debit cards as a signature-based transaction, the bank is putting aside a contribution to one of four local organizations that help the hungry. In total, we have given over $16,000 to feed hungry seniors through the Paducah/McCracken County Senior Center. Since the Swipe and Serve program began in 2014, Paducah Bank has donated a grand total of $95,773 to help end hunger in Paducah and McCracken County. This is a fantastic testament to the people who make Paducah Bank the kind of community bank that we can all be very proud of.”
“We are extremely appreciative of the support we have received from Paducah Bank,” said Guelda Wooldridge, Executive Director of the Paducah/McCracken County Senior Center. “Not only the financial support, but also the hours spent by the amazing employees of the bank serving food to the seniors at the center. Paducah Bank has made a real impact on their lives.”
The Paducah/McCracken County Senior Center provides Meals on Wheels delivery for home-bound, senior adults in McCracken County. Many times, the delivery driver is the only human contact these individuals will have all day. The Center also provides meals and programs for seniors at their facility.
Paducah Cooperative Ministry will be the fourth quarter Swipe and Serve beneficiary. PCM has been providing emergency groceries to needy households in the city and county since 1973. The Ministry often distributes a four-to-five day supply of food to households and families in need.