Ontario-based Citizens Business Bank will donate $50,000 to food banks in Southern California, including the Inland Empire, and the Central Valley.
The donations normally support the bank’s annual award celebration and holiday party, but this year they’ll be helping food banks during COVID-19, according to a statement.
“As a result of the pandemic and to protect the health and safety of our associates, the difficult decision to cancel our annual award celebration and holiday party was made,” said David A. Brager, Citizens Business Bank’s chief executive officer, in the statement. “By making this donation, we’re able to support hundreds of families in the communities we serve that could use our help right now.”
During the next month, the donated funds will be divided between Union Station Homeless Services, Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, Feeding America Riverside|San Bernardino, Central California Food Bank, Community Action Partnership of Kern, and The Salvation Army Tulare Corps.