In 2009, IMCB launched its Powered by Community CD to help address the growing tide of need in our communities. "People who were once our donors became our clients," says Tharesa Little, Executive Director of Love Inc., a Weiser-based food bank and outreach center.
The Bank donated $1 for every $1,000 deposited in Powered by Community CDs. Each bank branch selected a food bank partner agency to receive the funds raised through its effort. The Idaho Food Bank coordinated the distribution of funds, which totaled more than $23,000. Thanks to the Food Bank’s leveraging power, that sum was used to purchase enough food for almost 71,000 meals.
"It's so important to know we can count on our community bank in hard times, as well as when it's easy to give."
Photo: Tharesa Little, Executive Director Love Inc.; Jerry Smith, President, Panhandle State Bank