December 8, 2021

(Lexington, KY) In it’s fifth year, Stick a Forcht in Hunger, hosted by Forcht Bank, collected over 22,900 nonperishable food items to be donated to local food banks. Customers, community members and employees dropped off items for nearly 6 weeks at Forcht Bank locations to be distributed to those in need on December 22nd. Donations collected in each community stayed in each community and were donated to the following locations:
  • Barbourville – KCEOC Women’s Shelter
  • Campbellsville – Green River Ministries Food Pantry
  • Cincinnati – Our Lady of Peace Chapel
  • Corbin – Grace on the Hill Church Food Pantry
  • Grant County – Helping Hands of Grant County
  • Greensburg – Green County Ministerial Association
  • Lexington – God’s Pantry Food Bank
  • London – Redemption Church
  • Louisville – Southwest Area Ministries/Fairdale Baptist Church Food Bank
  • Richmond – God’s Pantry
  • Somerset – God’s Food Pantry of Somerset
  • Williamsburg – Mt. Pigsah Church Food Pantry

“The last couple of years have been challenging for families within our communities as everyone has dealt with uncertainties tied to COVID,” said Tucker Ballinger, President & CEO of Forcht Bank.  “But one thing I’ve learned in my time at Forcht Bank, our customers and employees always come to together to overcome local challenges. To donate almost 23,000 food items shows the incredible giving spirit of everyone in our communities. “

In 2020, during Forcht Bank’s fourth annual Stick a Forcht in Hunger food drive, a total of 10,523 non-perishable food items were collected to help battle food insecurity.

In addition to the food items collected, Forcht Bank will be donating $5,000 to local food banks. The bank tied an incentive to customer debit card use by taking the amount rounded up to the next whole dollar in every debit card transaction and using that amount to donate. Even while simply using a Forcht Bank Debit Card to make everyday purchases, they were able to drive the bank to make a donation.

Forcht Bank is a Kentucky-owned community bank with approximately $1.5 billion in assets and 23 banking centers in 13 counties Kentucky and Ohio - Fayette, Jefferson, Boone, Grant, Madison, Taylor, Pulaski, Laurel, Whitley, Knox, Green and Hamilton.