VANCOUVER — The Clark County Food Bank recently received a $25,000 gift from First Interstate Bank and the First Interstate BancSystem Foundation as part of its second-annual Believe in Local grant campaign. These funds will provide emergency food relief and prevent food insecurity.
“We are incredibly appreciative of First Interstate’s generosity and support,” said Alan Hamilton, president of Clark County Food Bank. “This donation helps us to further our mission of alleviating hunger and its root causes for our neighbors across Clark County.”
First Interstate launched the Believe in Local campaign in 2022. Each year, 40 nonprofit organizations across the bank’s 14-state footprint receive a $25,000 gift in support of their mission. The Clark County Food Bank was nominated by local First Interstate employees and selected from a pool of more than 500 submissions.
“Giving back to the places we call home is central to who we are as a community bank,” said Amy Northington, director of retail operations in Portland, where the Montana-based bank has two branches. “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to further support the Clark County Food Bank in its work to make our community a better place to live, work, and raise a family.”