Kitsap Bank recently presented over $30,000 in donations to nine local food bank affiliates. During the months of September and October, the Bank hosted nine “From Shred to Fed” events around the region. The public was invited to bring their outdated and sensitive records to various Kitsap Bank branches for secure destruction, while making a donation to their local food bank in return. Combined with the bank’s corporate donations, Kitsap Bank generated more than $45,000 in 2020 for local food banks in Kitsap, Jefferson, Clallam and Pierce counties.
“We were very pleased to partner with the local food banks to give back to our communities,” stated Charles Robertson, Senior Vice President, Retail Banking. “Over one hundred of our employees came out to volunteer during these events with a shared goal to raise awareness of the needs right here at home, and also to be able to support our food banks during this very challenging time.”
The non-profits that benefitted from Kitsap Bank’s “From Shred to Fed” Events are:
- Bremerton Foodline
- Central Kitsap Food Bank
- Fish Food Bank
- Helpline House
- North Kitsap Fishline
- Port Angeles Food Bank
- Port Townsend Food Bank
- Sequim Food Bank
- South Kitsap Helpline
“At Kitsap Bank, we believe that growth starts right here in our local communities. We are invested in supporting our local neighbors, giving back to those who need it most” stated Steve Politakis, Chief Executive Officer. “It was my privilege to be able to go out with our employees to volunteer at the shred events; witnessing first-hand the positive impact these non-profits make on our neighbors and friends.”
Kitsap Bank’s community giving commitment stretches back to its beginnings over 112 years ago, providing consistent support to area non-profits even throughout economic downturns. Over the past five years, Kitsap Bank has invested well over $2 million back into the community through sponsorships, donations, and volunteer activities. In 2020, Kitsap Bank is on track to donate well over $500,000 to more than 100 non-profit organizations in our service area.
Established August 8, 1908, Kitsap Bank is headquartered in Port Orchard, WA, operating 18 locations throughout Western Washington. With over $1.5 billion in assets, the Bank provides a full range of financial services to commercial and individual clients. Kitsap Bank has been named a Preferred Lender by the U.S. Small Business Administration, and a Corporate Philanthropist by the Puget Sound Business Journal. Kitsap Bank was awarded the 2019 National Association of Secretaries of State Medallion, as part of the Corporations for Communities Award Program and received the Manufacturing Award for Innovation by the Association of Washington Businesses for the edg3 FUND Small Business Competition. Kitsap Bank’s Edg3 FUND was also recognized by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines in 2015 with their Strong Communities Award. Kitsap Bank is ranked the 15th largest bank based in the State of Washington and is the sixth largest women-owned business, according to the Puget Sound Business Journal. The Bank was named Family-Owned Business of the Year in 2015 by Seattle Business magazine and has a 5 Star rating from BauerFinancial Inc. For more information, visit kitsapbank.com and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.