Security Bank in Macon begins drive to help food bank

The Middle Georgia Community Food Bank and Security Bank announced Thursday a new partnership to help neighbors in need.

Security Bank will make a donation to the community food bank for each new checking account opened in March and April in a program called “Food for Families,” according to a news release.

The food bank estimates that for each new checking account opened at Security Bank, about 45 meals will be served to Middle Georgia seniors, families and children.

“The amount of the donation will depend on the number of accounts at the end of two months,” said Marketing Director Tom Woodbery. “It will be in the neighborhood of $5,000 – it may be more, but not less.”

In addition to a donation for each new checking account, Security Bank is collecting non-perishable food at all 15 bank branches in Bibb, Houston and Jones counties during March and April.

The Middle Georgia Community Food Bank provides food and other items to more than 250 non-profit agencies that serve thousands of needy people, the release stated.

Security Bank is a Macon-based banking company with 21 offices in Middle Georgia, metro Atlanta and the Georgia coast.