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FNB DONATES $5,000 TO GRAVES COUNTY CASA AND THE FEEDING AMERICA BACKPACK PROGRAM IN HONOR OF #GivingTuesday

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FNB DONATES $5,000 TO GRAVES COUNTY CASA AND THE FEEDING AMERICA BACKPACK PROGRAM IN HONOR OF #GivingTuesday

November 28, 2017 (Mayfield, KY) In honor of #GivingTuesday, FNB donated $5,000 to two worthy community agencies as a result of FNB's 2017 philanthropic fundraising efforts in Mayfield-Graves County. Both the Mayfield-Graves County Child Advocacy (CASA) Program and the Feeding America BackPack Program for Mayfield and Graves County Schools received a $2,500 donation to assist with their daily missions of serving the community.

Throughout 2017, FNB employees coordinated and participated in numerous fundraising events benefiting the Mayfield-Graves CASA and Feeding America Programs. Various fundraising efforts included employee jean days, Wendy's of Mayfield chili lunch, a cookout, GCHS student car wash, FNB's Easter Egg Hunt proceeds, and concession sales during the Graves County and Mayfield Battle of the Birds football game.

"Giving back to our local community is something we do every day at FNB," stated Brooke Wiles, FNB Marketing Director. "We coordinate numerous fundraisers throughout the year to support our selected charities. This year on #GivingTuesday, we split our fundraising dollars in effort to assist two worthy programs that make a positive impact in the lives of children in our community."

Graves County's CASA Program ensures that every child in Graves County has the opportunity to grow up in a safe environment by providing child abuse prevention programs and advocates for abused and neglected children in the court system. Graves County CASA operates with 13 volunteer advocates and advocated for a total of 64 children involved in 34 cases during their 2017 fiscal year.

"I want to thank FNB for their generous support of the Feeding America Backpack Program," said, Mrs. Frances Hamilton, Chair of the PADD's Commodity & Food Bank Task Force. "Children who are suffering from food insecurity often struggle academically. The Backpack Program helps to alleviate hunger and gives children the fuel they need to succeed. We value FNB's continued commitment and we appreciate their partnership."

The Purchase Area Development District (PADD) serves as the region's food bank supporting a network of organizations that distribute food and non-food products to underprivileged individuals and families. One of the most successful efforts in the fight against hunger is the PADD's partnership with Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland linking their Backpack Program to school districts in our region. It provides children with nutritious, easy-to-prepare foods to eat on weekends when school food isn't available. Teachers and family resource coordinators identify children in need, and a bag of 14-17 easy-to- prepare food items is placed discreetly in the child's backpack at the end of each week. Currently, the Feeding America BackPack program serves 313 children in 15 schools.

To learn more about Graves County's CASA Program, please contact Stephanie Floyd, Executive Director at (270) 251-2060 or by e-mail at childadv1@calldialog.net. To learn more about the Feeding America Program, please contact the PADD Office at 270-251-6187. FNB Bank, founded in 1875, is one of the oldest banks in the state of Kentucky and ranks among the highest in the nation in the area of safety and soundness. The bank currently has eight locations: Mayfield Main, Mayfield Southside, Wingo, Lone Oak, Paducah, Murray, Cadiz Main, and Cadiz West. FNB is member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

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