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Scouting for Food a Resounding Success

Pictured L-R: Mia Williams, United Bank Branch Manager and Ann-Marie Montague, Eagle’s Wings Executive Director &  Board President Mark Stevens

This year’s annual Scouting for Food was a resounding success with 3 local Troops participating.
Troops 99 and 1847 are sponsored by the United Methodist Church in Washington.
Troop 99 collected a total of 1967 lbs. Troop 1847, an all girl scout troop, collected 2358 lbs.


Troop 21 is sponsored by First Christian Church in Washington.
They took a little different approach this year and collected at Food Pride in Chocowinity and Piggly Wiggly on River Road in addition to picking up some neighborhoods.
They collected a total of 3390 lbs. The also had collection jars at both locations and brought in an additional 500 dollars cash!
The total, so far this year is 7715 lbs and Troop 1847 still have some cans left to bring in.
Thanks to all the Scouts, and their parents, for working on a cold, rainy February day to make this happen.
Another big thanks to all the Eagles Wings volunteers who worked all day Saturday and Monday to sort and store all of the food so we are ready for our regular distribution tomorrow morning!

Premier Partners are United Bank customers who share the bank’s commitment to empowering historically underserved areas and people, developing affordable housing options, supporting small business growth and revitalizing communities. United works with its Premier Partners to understand community needs, implement product recommendations and provide services that will better meet the needs of the community.

To help further advance the mission of each organization, United supports its partners through activities such as hands on volunteerism, fundraising, board membership and corporate giving. Through the partnership with Eagle’s Wings, many United team members serve as volunteers and also sit on the organization’s board and various committees, supporting the mission and vision for both the bank and the nonprofit. “We’re grateful to partner with United Bank as we work daily to alleviate food insecurity in Beaufort County.” Executive Director Ann-Marie Montague said. “Since the start of our partnership, the United Bank team has been hands-on. They continuously look for ways to support Eagle’s Wings and we look forward to continuing to serve the community with United Bank by our side.”

Reposted with permission from The Washington Daily News

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