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KENOSHA – North Shore Bank’s 13th Annual Race for the Hungry collected $542.73 worth of food to donate to Grace Welcome Center of Kenosha, as well as a new laptop for the center to help with donation tracking efforts. The event, which took place at Kenosha Festival Foods, 3207 80th St., was held on Feb. 17.

13th Annual Race for the Hungry

Participants from the Grace Welcome Center raced through the grocery store with shopping carts, loading them with the food pantry’s wish list items. Not only was all the gathered food donated to the center, but the winner received a $100 gift card, with the runner-up gaining a $50 gift card for their efforts.

“We’re thrilled to grow our partnership with Grace Welcome Center through our annual Race for the Hungry,” said Mary Benz, AVP and community engagement manager for the Kenosha area communities. “We’re proud to support Grace Welcome Center so they can continue their mission of serving our community. We encourage everyone to get involved by donating non-perishables to Grace Welcome Center directly or providing a monetary donation through our Bank on Kindness website.”

Armloads are carried back to carts. – Credit: North Shore Bank
Teammates maneuver shopping carts through the store for wish list items. – Credit: North Shore Bank

North Shore Bank’s “Bank on Kindness” give-back program gave much more than the $542.73 collected at the event; in total, over $6,200 was collected and/or matched by the bank and given to local food pantries. The program’s motto, “No Act of Kindness, No Matter How Small, is Ever Wasted,” encourages people to do what they can with what they have.

About North Shore Bank

Founded in 1923 and headquartered in Brookfield, Wisconsin, North Shore Bank is a mutual savings bank with assets of over $2.5 billion and 45 offices throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Wisconsin locations are in metro Milwaukee, Germantown, Ozaukee County, Racine, Kenosha, Appleton, Menasha, Green Bay and surrounding areas, Burlington, Union Grove, Muskego, and Door County. Locate a North Shore Bank office. You can also connect with the bank on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube.


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