Farmers wins ‘Spirit of Giving’ award

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The downtown branch of Farmers Bank and Capital Trust won the 2011 Mayor’s Food Drive “Spirit of Giving” award for collecting the most pounds of food for Open Hands pantry.
The bank, the 2010 winner of the “Spirit of Giving” award, collected 850 pounds at its downtown location and 250 pounds at its branch on US 127 for a total 1,100 pounds.
Commonwealth Credit Union came in second place with 790 pounds of food.
Other banks participating in the drive included MainSource, Century Bank, Town and Country and Wood Forest.
The canned goods were collected Dec. 19 and distributed through the Open Hands food pantry, organizers said.