MINNEAPOLIS, Mar 3, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- People who want to help feed the
hungry in Minnesota need look no further than their local U.S. Bank branch.
U.S. Bank branches across the state will be community collection sites for cash
and food donations for local food shelves as part of the 2003 Minnesota
FoodShare Campaign. The campaign runs from March 1 through March 31.
"We're excited about our 2003 Minnesota FoodShare Campaign," said Sue Kainz,
campaign coordinator for the March Minnesota FoodShare campaign. "With the
economy being in the state that it is, food shelf use has increased dramatically
and we hope people will dropoff donations at their local U.S. Bank branch."
"U.S. Bank is proud to assist our communities by supporting Minnesota
FoodShare," said Richard Davis, vice chairman of U.S. Bancorp. "We all need to
do our part to combat hunger. Donations made at local U.S. Bank branches will
remain in the community to support the food shelves in that area."
Minnesota FoodShare, a program of the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches,
directs the March Campaign, the largest food and cash drive in the state. This
campaign in 2003 will help restock more than 260 food shelves across Minnesota.
Half of all the groceries distributed at Minnesota's food shelves each year come
from the March Campaign.
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), with assets in excess of $180 billion, is the 8th
largest financial services holding company in the United States. The company
operates 2,142 banking offices and 4,604 ATMs, and provides a comprehensive line
of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment
services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. U.S. Bancorp is
home of the Five Star Service Guarantee which assures customers of certain key
banking benefits and services or customers will be paid for their inconvenience.
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