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Cumberland Bank and Trust helps to fight hunger in our community

 

Clarksville, TN – During 2010, the employees of Cumberland Bank & Trust were allowed to wear blue jeans on Fridays for a five dollar donation to a designated charity. The charity chosen for the third quarter was Loaves and Fishes. On Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 Cumberland Bank & Trust representatives, Charlie Koon, Emily Clouser and Dawn Burr, delivered a check in the total of $665.00 to Susan Chapman the Executive Director of Loaves & Fishes. Charlie Koon, VP Marketing for Cumberland Bank & Trust said, “Loaves and Fishes does great work for our community and Cumberland Bank & Trust is proud to donate to their mission of feeding the hungry of Clarksville/Montgomery County.”

Cumberland Bank & Trust employees Dawn Burr and Emily Clouser present Susan Chapman, Executive Director of Loaves and Fishes and volunteers with a donation from Cumberland Bank & Trust. (Charlie Koon)

Cumberland Bank & Trust employees Dawn Burr and Emily Clouser present Susan Chapman, Executive Director of Loaves and Fishes and volunteers with a donation from Cumberland Bank & Trust. (Charlie Koon)

Loaves and Fishes is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that helps feed the hungry of our community. The outreach began in 1983 when several ladies from the Trinity Episcopal Church served soup on Wednesdays. Realizing the need for a daily lunch, these ladies, along with the cooperation of First Presbyterian, Immaculate Conception and Madison Street United Methodist churches, organized “Loaves and Fishes”.

From the beginning, the soup kitchen has grown into an ecumenical, community wide project. The kitchen has been housed at the First Presbyterian Church Activities and Outreach Center but operates independently since January 1999. Loaves and Fishes also operate a food Distribution Center to qualified Agencies.

Loaves and Fishes operates on monetary and food donations from local churches, civic organizations, youth groups, school groups, businesses and private individuals. Breads, pastries and produce are donated by local supermarkets and stores. Citizens of Clarksville donate vegetables from their gardens and organize food drives. To donate, please send checks to: Loaves and Fishes, PO Box 3241, Clarksville, TN 37043.


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