GREEN BAY, Wis. – September 12, 2017 – In partnership with Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, the Green Bay Area Public School District and the Green Bay Packers, Associated Bank will host a second annual community-wide Stock the BoxTM for Hunger food collection and pep rally on Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The event will be held in the Lambeau Field parking lot at the corner of Lombardi Ave. and Ridge Rd.
To help with the collection, Green Bay East, West, Preble and Southwest high schools will be creatively collecting food at their respective schools and then showcasing their collection at the Sept. 23 event, where community members are encouraged to bring nonperishable, non-glass food items and add to their favorite school’s food collection pile. The school with the largest food collection pile will be recognized with a $2,000 grant to their music program. Runners up will receive a $1,000 grant. All food collected will benefit Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin.
A Packers alumni will greet fans and autograph one item per person (or provide an autographed photo) and a high school band pep rally with dance / cheer teams will entertain the community as they drop off donations.
Sept. 23 schedule:
- 10 a.m. - Food collection begins; community members are invited to begin dropping off food in support of their favorite school
- 11 a.m. – Autograph session with a Packers alumni and high school band pep rally
- 12:45 p.m. - Local leaders will announce the school with the largest food collection pile
“Last year, the students and community contributed 5,105 pounds of food, providing 4,254 meals for families and individuals facing hunger in northeast Wisconsin,” said Patti Habeck, president of Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. “September is Hunger Action Month and we are so pleased to again work with these partner organizations to raise awareness about the issue of hunger. Stock the Box is a great way for everyone to join us so that together we can solve hunger.”
“The students are excited about the opportunity to participate again this year in the Feeding America food drive and are off to a great start,” said Dr. Michelle Langenfeld, Superintendent of Schools and Learning. “They creatively are finding ways to build their collection piles, as they recognize their efforts will assist those in the community who are most in need.”
Only nonperishable, non-glass food items will be accepted. Event held rain or shine.
ABOUT ASSOCIATED BANC-CORP
Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) has total assets of nearly $30 billion and is one of the top 50 publicly traded U.S. bank holding companies. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Associated is a leading Midwest banking franchise, offering a full range of financial products and services from over 200 banking locations serving more than 100 communities throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota, and commercial financial services in Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Texas. Associated Bank, N.A. is an Equal Housing Lender, Equal Opportunity Lender and Member FDIC. More information about Associated Banc-Corp is available at www.associatedbank.com.
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