Fifth Third Bank and the G-Braves team up to Strike Out Hunger

Fifth Third Bank is running a canned food drive from April 18 through May 3 to launch Strike Out Hunger, a community food drive aiming to provide products to feed 5,300 families in the metro Atlanta area. While supplies last, those who make a contribution at a participating Fifth Third Bank financial center will receive tickets to a Gwinnett Braves baseball game.

“The Gwinnett Braves are proud to team up with Fifth Third Bank to help answer a vital need of our community,” said North Johnson, General Manager of the Gwinnett Braves. “The Atlanta Community Food Bank does a tremendous job in providing food to hungry children and families, and we are glad to do our part in helping keep those food banks stocked.”

People are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items such as canned fruits, meats and vegetables, peanut butter, and boxed cereals. After the monthlong food drive, the bank will deliver donations to the Atlanta Community Food Bank, helping thousands of families in need.

“We believe that a continual investment in our community can make a meaningful impact. Each year, the bank recognizes its employees, customers and the communities it serves on the third day of the fifth month — or 5/3 on the calendar,” said Randy Koporc, president of Fifth Third Bank (Georgia). “We’re proud to be working with top-notch organizations like the Gwinnett Braves, Kennesaw State University, the Augusta GreenJackets, the Atlanta Community Food Bank and the Golden Harvest Food Bank to help families and children in need throughout the Atlanta area.”

To take part in fighting hunger and to receive tickets to the Gwinnett Braves versus Lehigh Valley Ironpigs game on May 3, residents can drop off food donations at banks in Alpharetta, Atlanta, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Loganville, Roswell and Norcross through May 3. Gwinnett locations include 153 Nash Street in Lawrenceville, 870 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road in Lawrenceville, 3455 Peachtree Industrial No. 405 in Duluth and 1250 Scenic Highway Suite 110 in Lawrenceville.