KEYSER — Employees of the Keyser BB&T Bank traded their daily tasks of counting deposits and cashing checks for hauling cases of canned goods Saturday, when several volunteers delivered a large donation of food to the Faith in Action Food Pantry.


by LIZ BEAVERS
Tribune Managing Editor

KEYSER — Employees of the Keyser BB&T Bank traded their daily tasks of counting deposits and cashing checks for hauling cases of canned goods Saturday, when several volunteers delivered a large donation of food to the Faith in Action Food Pantry.
According to Richard Hamblin, senior vice president and city executive for the Keyser branch, this is the second year employees of the BB&T have taken part in the Mineral County Lighthouse Program.
“We do a humanitarian project in every location that BB&T serves,” he said, explaining that the local employees had chosen the Keyser-Mineral County Library as their project last year.
“It went so well, our staff wanted to do it again this year, so we partnered with the food pantry,” he said, noting that the choice of the non-profit which supplies emergency food and clothing for area people in need “was unanimous with both the staff and the board.”
With approximately $1,500 in funding provided by BB&T, the volunteers purchased 63 cases of food from Wayne's Country Fresh Meats in Fort Ashby, a client of the bank, and delivered it to the food pantry on Center Street in Keyser.
“We asked them what they needed,” Hamblin said, explaining that canned meats, cereals, peanut butter, pancake mix and canned vegetables were among the food pantry's wish list.
Among those BB&T employees delivering the food were Hamblin; Scott Hostettler, junior vice president and city executive; Debi Liller, Rhonda Liller, Phyllis Fuller and Barbara Crane.
“This is one small way we can contribute back to the county that has so graciously supported our bank,” Hamblin said.
BB&T Corporation is one of the tenth largest financial services holding companies in the United States, with more than 1,800 financial centers located in 12 states and Washington, D.C.