Every year in the Christmas season, the employees of The Mercantile Bank of Louisiana partner with a local charitable organization to provide something special for local families. This year, LANE’s Backpack was chosen.
The program provides nutritious food to local elementary school children who may face food challenges on the weekends when they don’t have access to school breakfasts and lunches.
The employees will be collecting food and monetary donations this season and also volunteering time to pack the backpacks. They would like to invite anyone in the community who is interested to partner with them.
There will be collection baskets under the Christmas tree in the bank lobby for food donations and monetary donations can be delivered to the bank as well. Donations will be accepted from Friday, Nov. 29 to Tuesday, Dec. 31.
The program has a specific list of items needed. The list and this can be viewed by visiting the bank or at its website, www.mercbk.com.