CSB and Rotary Club of Burlington Partner to Provide Over 150 Community Meals
Community State Bank (CSB) employees, along with the bank, recently donated 76 meals towards the Love Inc. and Rotary Club of Burlington Thanksgiving Meal campaign. The campaign is held annually and provides meals to local families in need. The 76 meals provided by Community State Bank were also matched by the Rotary Club of Burlington for a grand total of 152 meals.
“It’s unfortunate that so many families are in need during this time, but it’s the reality and we want to help,” said CSB President and CEO, Scott Huedepohl. “We sent an email to staff explaining the campaign and let them know that CSB would match any donations made by CSB team members. In less than 24 hours we had multiple employees step forward to contribute.”
Love Inc. and Rotary Club of Burlington have hosted the campaign for over 20 years. Each year the campaign provides meals for over 300 families, however this year the need has increased due to COVID-19 challenges.
“2020 has set some new challenges and the demand from our community will be greater,” said Rotary Club of Burlington President, Ronald Kolman. “Taking this opportunity to support a community organization, as well as families who are having tough time, encourages and allows members of Rotary to give back.”
In addition to meal donations, the Burlington Rotary Rescue Squad is also donating an additional $3,000 towards the campaign.
Love Inc. will handle distribution of the meals on Thanksgiving Day. The Love Inc. Food Pantry, located at 480 S. Pine Street, will be open on Thursday, November 26th, 2020 from 9 AM until noon. Meals will be packed to-go and no sign up is required to participate. More details can also be found on Love Inc.’s Facebook page: Facebook.com/loveincwi.
“This is what Thanksgiving is all about,” said CSB Burlington Business Banker, Becky McClelland. “It’s about helping others and donating what we can to make our communities better places to live. On behalf of Community State Bank, we wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and we’re honored to be a part of such great communities.”