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Penny drive generates over $15k for Second Harvest


LEBANON, TENN. – Wilson Bank & Trust recently concluded its most successful penny drive to date to help hungry neighbors, exceeding $15,000 in money raised and donated to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.

The total contribution, which equates to more than 62,000 Second Harvest meals, was gathered during a three-month campaign that was part of Ms. Cheap’s penny drive, which wrapped up in January. The bank effort included contributions from customers at all Wilson Bank & Trust branches; change collected by employees and customers on their own; and a $3,500 corporate matching donation connected to a social media contest.

On the whole, the Ms. Cheap Penny Drive for Second Harvest raised a record $79,009.82 to help feed hungry men, women and children in Middle Tennessee. Wilson Bank & Trust has partnered with Ms. Cheap on the penny drive since 2012. Throughout WB&T’s service area, Second Harvest works with local partner agencies to provide food for the hungry.