Banner Bank has donated $5,000 to help work to build food security through the Community Action Center’s Food & Nutrition work!

In January, Ryan Kelly, Pullman Branch Manager, gave us news of the funding to help with…

  • Fresh garden produce for the Community Food Bank, grown in hydroponic bays
  • Cooking and food budgeting classes to increase self-sufficiency, skills, & confidence in preparing affordable, healthy foods
  • Cooking & gardening classes for children experiencing poverty, with the goal to help build life-long, healthy food habit

With the Community Kitchen completed at Community Action Center, classes will continue to provide opportunities for families & children to discover how to shop and prepare healthy alternatives to high-sodium, high-calorie meals, which are often a convenient first choice when households are working to live on very limited incomes.When people learn ways to cook healthy meals at home, rather than eating processed options or fast foods, they also discover the food budget can be stretched and used for other needs in the household.

Banner Bank is one of several supporters of the Food & Nutrition offerings at the Community Food Bank, and we are grateful for the opportunity to work as partners in Whitman County!

Thanks, Ryan Kelly, and Banner Bank!