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North Shore Bank Hosts Thirteenth Annual Race for the Hungry at El Rey Food Mart

Supermarket racers collect $650 in food to benefit Milwaukee Christian Center

Two participants of the thirteenth annual Race for the Hungry event at El Rey Food Mart show off their carts stocked full of goods to be donated to the Milwaukee Christian Center.

North Shore Bank has announced its thirteenth annual Race for the Hungry event at El Rey Food Mart (1320 W. Burnham St.) on February 16, collected $652.31 in food to be donated to Milwaukee Christian Center. Race for the Hungry is an annual community event that challenges participants in a head-to-head competition to support local food pantries.

Representatives from the Milwaukee Christian Center teamed up to race through the supermarket aisles to fill the pantry’s wish list. The winner received a $100 gift card and the runner-up received a $50 card. North Shore Bank donated the food collected during the race to the pantry, feeding local families in need.

“We’re thrilled to once again be partnering with Milwaukee Christian Center to collect food for our neighbors during our thirteenth annual Race for the Hungry,” said Alfredo Martin, AVP and community engagement manager for Milwaukee’s southside communities. “We encourage everyone to get involved by donating non-perishables to Milwaukee Christian Center directly or providing a monetary donation through our Bank on Kindness website.”

For the second year, North Shore Bank is supporting Milwaukee Christian Center and other local food pantries through its Bank on Kindness give-back program. The public was able to donate directly to local food pantries of their choice through the community-focused website or by texting “Kindness” to 77938 through February 20. North Shore Bank matched all donations up to $500 for each non-profit.