First Financial gathering food for residents in need

First Financial Bank is running a food drive starting this week in recognition of World Food Day.

The food drive will be going on at all of the bank’s financial centers including those in Columbus, Taylorsville and Hope. Nonperishable food items can be dropped off at those or other First Financial Bank offices during normal working hours Tuesday through October 21st.

After the food drive wraps up, donations will be given to a food bank chosen by local bank associates.

Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer Roddell McCullough said First Financial and the bank’s associates are eager “to help our neighbors who do not have enough to eat.”

World Food Day is Oct. 16th and is meant to promote awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger.