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Thousands of Meals to Come from Tallahassee Bank Donation

Hacock-Whitney Bank
Second Harvest of the Big Bend CEO Monique Ellsworth (holding the ceremonial check on the left) receives the donation from Hancock-Whitney Market President Tom Dieson.

Thousands of meals for those in need will be served thanks to a large donation from Hancock-Whitney Bank's Tallahassee operation. It's part of the bank's outreach across the Gulf states' region.
Hancock-Whitney Market President Tom Dieson said the local donation was based on what was needed most.

"One of the most immediate needs within the community was access to nutritious food. So we pledged $41,500 to the Kearney Center and Second Harvest of the Big Bend in order to support their mission of feeding our underserved populations."

Dieson added the money will be split equally between the two organizations. And there will be more philanthropy coming soon.

"We're also going to have a second round of relief efforts, which are being put together, which will have cloth masks being distributed through the community as well."
During the Covid-19 crisis, the Mississippi-based bank has donated some $2.5 million to non-profits in its five-state operating area from Texas to Florida.