Ben Lomand Connect’s holiday food drive concluded with two thousand one hundred and forty-three items going to local food banks in the Ben Lomand service territory. This was the second year for the drive, becoming an annual event. In November, Ben Lomand offices began collecting in Warren, White, Cumberland, Coffee, and Grundy counties, and at Citizens Tri-County Bank in Van Buren county. Along with the food items, Ben Lomand Connect matched with a monetary donation of fifty cents per item for over one-thousand and seventy-one dollars given locally.
Greg Smartt, Ben Lomand Connect CEO, stated, “I’m very pleased that Ben Lomand Connect can be a small part of helping people and families in need throughout our service territory. Our employee engagement far surpassed last year, overreaching the internal goal we had set for ourselves. It does my heart good to see how caring our employees are with the communities we call home. We also thank the BLC customers who came by our offices to participate in this annual event. Many people dropped off items with the sole purpose of helping their neighbors and not because they needed to do business with us. This holiday food drive is an awesome reminder of how lucky we all are to live and serve others throughout our service area.”
Ben Lomand Connect would like to thank Citizens Tri-County Bank for allowing collections at their Spencer location. Their efforts are appreciated, and their employees generously contributed as well.