Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Bremer Bank is Taking Action Against Hunger

Bremer Bank is ‘Taking Action Against Hunger’ June 1-30, raising funds for Feeding America, formerly known as America’s Second Harvest. This marks the fourth consecutive year of the campaign – a partnership between the nonprofit and Bremer banks. The timing of the Bremer campaign recognizes the growing need for food during the summer months, when more families utilize food shelves as children are home from school and do not have access to subsidized meal programs.

During the month of June, potential donors are invited to stop by a local Bremer Bank or make a donation online at With a requested minimum donation of $5, donors receive a reusable grocery tote available at all Bremer Bank branches while supplies last. For online donations, a copy of the receipt is required to receive a grocery tote at the bank.

“Bremer’s vision is to build healthy communities through partnerships,” said Stan Dardis, chief executive officer of Bremer Financial Corporation. “This campaign reflects our vision and we invite everybody in the community to help us take action to end hunger. All proceeds will stay directly in the community and go to families in need. Thanks for your valued partnership and effort.”

For every $1 donated, Feeding America can provide $9 worth of food and grocery products to local food shelves and families in need. With a $5 donation, the organization can supply 20 individual lunches. The nonprofit is the Upper Midwest’s largest hunger-relief organization serving a 59-county area across Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin.

Bremer Financial Corporation
Bremer Financial Corporation is a privately-held, $7.5 billion regional financial services company jointly-owned by its employees and the Otto Bremer Foundation (OBF). Founded in 1943 by Otto Bremer, the company is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota and provides a comprehensive range of banking, investment, trust and insurance services to more than 100 locations in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. OBF uses its share of dividends to distribute charitable grants to Bremer bank communities.

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