Jul 06, 2012-
Jul 06, 2012
08:30AM - 06:00PM
Quarterly "Charity Day" at Circle Bank
Redwood Empire Food Bank to receive contributions
Circle Bank, 1400 A, Grant Avenue, Novato
Event Description

Redwood Empire Food Bank


Beneficiary of Circle Bank Quarterly


Charity Day Contribution

Bank Will Match Employee Donations,

Facilitate Support by Customers

Novato—July 2, 2012—Circle Bank ( today announced that the Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB), which serves Sonoma County and the North Bay, will be the beneficiary of its quarterly charity day program.

“Even as our local economy slowly improves, there remains a significant need to provide food and nutrition services to a large segment of the population,” said Kim Kaselionis, Chairman/CEO of Circle Bank. “The goal of the Food Bank of ‘Ending Hunger in our Community’ is one that we wholeheartedly support.”

Kaselionis said that the Charity Day for this quarter will take place on Friday and that the Bank would match the cash contributions of employees as part of the program. It will also set up containers for customers to donate food at its branches and establish an account to facilitate cash contributions.

REFB is the largest hunger relief organization in Sonoma County and also serves four additional countie: Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake and Mendocino. It has received a four-star (out of four) rating for nine consecutive years from Charity Navigator for its adherence to best practices and good governance.

Said David Goodman, REFB executive director: “Hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation. It is year round. The risk of hunger increases during the summer for low-income children. Because school is out of session, they don’t have access to their free or reduced price school lunch programs. Children represent 34,000 of the 78,000 local people that the REFB provides food assistance to every month. This is made possible through the generosity of our community, and businesses like Circle Bank.”

The Charity Day contributions, a feature of the Bank’s CircleCares, are part of its continuing commitment to fighting hunger and building healthy communities. Earlier in the year, the Bank, supported by the Marin Community Foundation, Mollie Stone’s Markets and Unified Grocers, Inc., celebrated its 50th consecutive profitable quarter by donating 50,000 pounds of food to REFB as well as the San Francisco Food Bank, which serves Marin and San Francisco counties.

About Redwood Empire Food Bank

The Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB), Sonoma County’s largest hunger-relief organization, has been in operation since 1987. The REFB provides food to over 78,000 people every month through its own three Hunger Initiatives and a network of 149 charitable organizations throughout Sonoma County. The REFB also helps smaller food banks and charitable organizations acquire food in Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt and Del Norte counties. More than 13 million pounds of food is distributed annually, the equivalent of 28,000 meals each day.

About Circle Bank

Circle Bank ( is a full-service bank, providing a broad range of financial services to consumers and businesses. It is headquartered in Novato, with branches in Corte Madera, San Rafael, Petaluma, Santa Rosa and San Francisco’s Noe Valley. It is the only community bank in Northern California which annually publishes and distributes a Corporate Social Responsibility report. The Bank, which has produced 51 consecutive profitable quarters, had total net assets of $316 million as of the quarter ending March 31, 2012.

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