Merchants Bank's "Swipe Out Hunger" Facebook giveaway has concluded with a donation of $500 to Winona Volunteer Services and another $500 to the Hometown Resource center in St. Charles.
Merchants Bank donated 5 cents each time a Merchants Bank credit card or debit card was used August 1-8, for a total of $10,000 donated to thirteen food shelves. The top three donations of $2,500, $1,500 and $1,000 were awarded based on the percentage of votes cast for each food shelf on Merchants Bank's Facebook page with the remaining money split between the rest of the food shelves. More than 3,600 votes were cast in this year's giveaway.
The Food Shelves were nominated by the bank locations.
The $2,500 went to an organization in Hastings with second place going to the Hunger task Force in Onalaska....