MINNEAPOLIS, Mar 1, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB)
People who want to help combat hunger in Minnesota have the opportunity to do so
this March when U.S. Bank branches across the state become community collection
sites for cash and food donations for local food shelves. The 2004 Minnesota
FoodShare campaign runs from March 1 through March 31.
"More Minnesotans than even before have been using foodshelves in their local
communities," said Sue Kainz, campaign coordinator for the March Minnesota
FoodShare campaign. "People can conveniently bring cash and food donations to
their local U.S. Bank branch."
"Minnesota FoodShare plays a critical role in our communities," said Richard
Davis, vice chairman of U.S. Bancorp. "Without this organization, many people
would suffer from hunger. Donations made at 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 2004 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 of $189 billion, is the 8th largest
financial services holding company in the United States. The company operates
2,243 banking offices and 4,425 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. U.S.
Bancorp is the parent company of U.S. Bank. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at
SOURCE: U.S. Bank
CONTACT: U.S. Bank Media Relations
Amy Frantti, 612-303-0733
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SOURCE: U.S. Bank