Each year, Fifth Third Bank celebrates its own holiday, Fifth Third Day, May 3rd, or 5/3 on the calendar, by recognizing employees, thanking customers and supporting the communities they serve. The theme of Fifth Third Day this year is, “What Can We Do About Hunger?
Because Fifth Third understands the impact living with hunger can have on the community, they are dedicating the 2012 celebration to fighting summer hunger across Michigan.
The Goal is to donate 53,000 meals to Feeding America of Michigan.
During the week of Fifth Third Day, the Bank will conduct a bi-lateral approach to supporting Michigan’s food banks. Employees will be volunteering at local food banks such as Forgotten Harvest, Gleaners, Food Gatherers and the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. In addition, Fifth Third is reprising the popular “Thank You Shield of Recognition” program, where employees acknowledge peers by purchasing a shield to send to them. Proceeds will be used to purchase meals through the Feeding America of Michigan food banks supplier network.
In what is being billed as an open-to-the public “Celebration of Community Involvement”, Fifth Third will conduct a major donation presentation on Thursday, May 3rd at 2:45 pm at the Shriner’s Silver Gardens, 24350 Southfield Road in Southfield, just south of 10 Mile Road. The event will feature representatives from local food banks that distribute meals on behalf of Feeding America of Michigan and the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix.
“Food shortages and hunger have become more widespread in our local communities and one in six people do not know where their next meal is coming from,” stated David Girodat, president/ CEO, Fifth Third Bank Eastern Michigan. “The volunteer work and charitable giving that Fifth Third Bank has provided to local communities over the past decade, is part of our heritage. It has always been a basic tenet of our business to give something back to those communities where we work and live.”
Along with the donation of 53,000 meals to Feeding America of Michigan, Fifth Third will also be announcing its partnership with the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, held June1-3, as part of the Celebration of Community Involvement. The public is invited to view the 2012 Grand Prix Indy Car and talk racing with Grand Prix organizers.
“We are proud of our connection to the community. Whether it is providing financial literacy education, working to eradicate hunger, or helping to shine the national spot light on our region as a sponsor of the Detroit Grand Prix, Fifth Third Bank is involved,” added Jack Riley, SVP of marketing, Fifth Third Bank. Learn more at www.53.com