MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 21, 2008--Minnesotans have an
opportunity to help the hungry this March when U.S. Bank branches
across the state become community collection sites for the 2008
Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign. People can stop by any U.S. Bank
branch in the state from March 1 to March 31 to drop off cash, food,
baby or personal care donations for their local food shelf.
"The need for contributions to Minnesota food shelves is at a
record high. In fact, food shelf use is 60 percent greater today than
it was in 2000," said Sue Kainz, campaign coordinator for the
Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign. "Making a donation of cash, food
or personal care items is a simple act that can make a huge impact to
help thousands of families in our communities."
"U.S. Bank is proud to partner with Minnesota FoodShare for the
seventh year in a row to help restock Minnesota's local food shelves
during the March Campaign," said Deborah Burke, director of the U.S.
Bancorp Foundation. "It provides a means for all members of our
community to come together and help our neighbors in need."
Minnesota FoodShare, a program of the Greater Minneapolis Council
of Churches, directs the March Campaign, the largest food and cash
drive in the state. The campaign will help restock more than 265 food
shelves across Minnesota, and will help provide food for the nearly 1
million Minnesotans who live in households struggling to put food on
the table. Half of all the groceries distributed at Minnesota's food
shelves each year come from the March Campaign.
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $238 billion in assets, is the
parent company of U.S. Bank, the 6th largest commercial bank in the
United States. The company operates 2,518 banking offices and 4,867
ATMs, and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage,
insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products
to consumers, businesses and institutions. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the
web at www.usbank.com.
CONTACT: U.S. Bank Media Relations
Jennifer Wendt, 612-303-0731
SOURCE: U.S. Bank