SOURCE: BMO Harris Bank

BMO Harris Bank

June 06, 2013 11:39 ET

BMO Harris Bank Volunteers Lend a Hand to City of Rockford

Food Bank, Pantry, Klehm Arboretum Benefit From Bank's Employee Volunteer Day

ROCKFORD, IL--(Marketwired - Jun 6, 2013) - Employees of BMO Harris Bank partnered with over 50 organizations throughout Illinois for their largest annual Employee Volunteer Day yet. During the week of June 3, over 1,600 Illinois employees took time away from their desk to volunteer at various nonprofits throughout their community.

Over 50 employees Rockford rolled up their sleeves to help their community and those in need.

  • Employee volunteers spent their day working at the Rock River Valley Pantry, helping sort and inspect goods, repackage dry goods, and tend to the pantry's produce garden beds.
  • Volunteers at the Northern Illinois Food Bank in Loves Park also sorted and packaged donated food for distribution to food pantries, soup kitchens and other feeding programs in Northern Illinois Food Bank's network.
  • Through the weekend, employees will also be volunteering at the Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, assisting visitors during their annual Garden Fair.

"Each year our Volunteer Day efforts grow significantly with more employees and additional projects throughout the country, making an even greater difference in our communities big and small," said Andrea Ward, Rockford Market President, BMO Harris Bank. "Partnering with such important Rockford organizations helps us further identify the needs of our community which our employees strive to fulfill year-round."

Over 5,600 BMO employees participated in this year's North American-wide BMO Volunteer Day, initially started in 2001.

About BMO Harris Bank
BMO Harris Bank provides a broad range of personal banking products and solutions through over 600 branches and approximately 1,300 ATMs in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Nevada, Arizona and Florida. BMO Harris Bank's commercial banking team provides a combination of sector expertise, local knowledge and mid-market focus throughout the U.S. For more information about BMO Harris Bank, go to the company fact sheet. Deposit and loan products and services provided by BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. BMO Harris Bank(SM) is a trade name used by BMO Harris Bank N.A. BMO Harris Bank is part of BMO Financial Group, a North American financial organization with approximately 1,600 branches, and approximately $542 billion in assets (as of Jan. 31, 2013).

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Anna Seifert
    (312) 461-6199