MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 27, 2006--U.S. Bank branches
across the state will become community collection sites for cash and
food donations for local food shelves during the 2006 Minnesota
FoodShare campaign. Titled "Minnesota Feeds the Hungry," the campaign
runs from March 1 through March 31.
"The number of Minnesotans using the food shelves this year is at
a record high, and at least half of them are children," said Sue
Kainz, campaign coordinator for the March Minnesota FoodShare
campaign. "People who want to help out can conveniently drop off a
cash or food donation at their local U.S. Bank branch. Items that are
needed most include canned fruit juices, hot and dry cereals, canned
meats, fish, fruits and vegetables as well as personal care and baby
"U.S. Bank is proud to partner with Minnesota FoodShare again this
year," said Rick Hartnack, vice chairman of consumer banking at U.S.
Bancorp. "Donations made at U.S. Bank branches will remain in the
community to support the food shelves in that area. We encourage
everyone who can afford to make a cash, food, baby or personal care
donation to do so."
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 2006 will help restock more than
265 food shelves across Minnesota. Half of all the groceries
distributed at Minnesota's food shelves each year come from the March
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operates 2,419 banking offices and 5,003 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 the parent company of U.S. Bank.
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CONTACT: U.S. Bank Media Relations
Amy Frantti, 612-303-0733
SOURCE: U.S. Bank