Pictured: Michelle Sobay, Customer Service Representative- First National Bank & Trust, Iron River; Jo Callovi, Iron River St. Vincent de Paul; Karen Petts, Customer Service Representative- First National Bank & Trust, Iron River
In celebration of their 130th Anniversary, the employees of the First National Bank & Trust gathered together a collection of approximately 150 sought after favorite recipes from past and present employees and created an Anniversary Cookbook which were sold at each of their seven locations (Downtown Iron Mountain, Kingsford, North, South, Econo Foods, Iron River and Menominee) for $10 each. The employees raised over $4,500 which will be distributed to food pantries within each community.
One of the benefactors of this fundraising project is the Iron River St Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. With the help of Angeli’s Foods, the group was able to purchase 364 pounds of canned goods. According to Jo Callovi, President of the St. Cecilia and Agnes Conference—the organization helping to manage the food pantry, St. Vincent de Paul can always use additional donations. In the month of September, they helped 121 Iron River families with food donations.
If you would like to help the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, monetary or non-perishable food donations can be dropped off at their office at 211 W. Maple Street in Iron River, MI and are open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. For more information, call 906-265-6271.