Bank employees spend annual ‘Volunteer Day’ at Northwest Tama Co. Food Pantry

First Interstate Bank employees from the Gladbrook branch including Denae Haack, left, and Carly Heindselman pictured on Sept. 13 while volunteering at the Northwest Tama Co. Food Pantry as part of the bank’s annual Volunteer Day. PHOTO BY JEANNE PAUSTIAN

GLADBROOK – On the afternoon of September 13, the employees at First Interstate Bank engaged in a company wide Volunteer Day.  Volunteer Day is simply a way for FIB to concentrate and magnify the effort of the First Interstate employees, who give to the places where they live and work.

The staff at the Gladbrook branch selected the Northwest Tama County Food Pantry in Gladbrook to help support and cater to some of the specific needs of the local community. 

FIB employees Denae Haack and Carly Heindselman spent their volunteer hours helping clean, organize, and replenish the food pantry.

Pantry patrons will be very happy to see the food and paper products all neatly organized and easy to view as if they were walking into a grocery store.

Jeanne Paustian, Food Pantry Chairman, stated it was wonderful to have volunteers come in and help at the food pantry.

“Their enthusiasm was heartwarming. I can’t thank the First Interstate Bank and their employees enough for selecting the food pantry and for the wonderful work they did improving the facility.”