Merchants Bank Swipe Out Hunger donates $117 to Southeastern Minnesota Education and Resource Center

Merchants Bank’s “Swipe Out Hunger” Facebook giveaway has concluded with a donation of $117 to the Southeastern Minnesota Education & Resource Center.
Merchants Bank donated 5 cents each time a Merchants Bank credit card or debit card was used between November 28 and December 10, for a total of $10,000 to be split among fourteen food shelves. The total donation amount was determined by the percentage of votes cast for each food shelf on Merchants Bank’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/MerchantsBank. More than 2,100 votes were cast in this year’s giveaway.
The Food Shelves were nominated by our bank locations (bank locations making the nomination are noted in parentheses). There were a number of locations that nominated the same organization. The “Swipe Out Hunger” awards break down as follows:
360 Communities (Lakeville): $172
Cannon Falls Food Shelf (Cannon Falls): $339
The Open Door Pantry (Apple Valley and Rosemount): $117
Friends in Need Food Shelf (Cottage Grove): $134
Hastings Family Service (Hastings): $339
La Crescent Food Share (La Crescent): $627
Randolph Food Shelf (Hampton): $130
Red Wing Area Food Shelf (Red Wing): $100
SEMCAC Houston County Food Shelf (Caledonia and Spring Grove): $330
SEMCAC in Preston (Lanesboro): $136
SEMCAC in Rushford (Rushford): $1,960
Southeastern Minnesota Education & Resource Center (St. Charles): $117
The Hunger Task Force (Onalaska): $5,000
Winona Volunteer Services (Winona, Lakeside, Goodview): $572
During last year’s “Swipe Out Hunger” giveaway La Crescent Food Share received the top donation of $2,383 and more than 1,700 votes were cast.
Merchants Bank has 21 locations, including Minnesota locations in Winona, St. Charles, Goodview, Rochester, Rushford, Lanesboro, Caledonia, La Crescent, Spring Grove, Cannon Falls, Red Wing, Hampton, and the southern Twin Cities metropolitan suburbs of Apple Valley, Cottage Grove, Hastings, Lakeville and Rosemount. Merchants has Wisconsin locations in Eau Claire and Onalaska. Merchants Bank was founded in 1875. All banks are FDIC members. Merchants Capital, the company’s leasing arm, is based in the Twin Cities.

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