Heritage Bank is teaming up with Northwest Harvest, Oregon Food Bank, and Emergency Food Network for a month-long food drive to provide meals to hungry children throughout Washington and Oregon.

Through its Heritage Helps program, Heritage Bank hopes to provide up to 50,000 meals to the one in six children whose access to a school lunch subsidy program may be lost during the summer months.

“As the school year comes to a close, we are working with our communities and food bank partners, so kids don’t have to worry where their next meal is coming from during the summer months,” stated Chad Maiuri, senior vice president, South Sound district manager at Heritage Bank.

All branches will accept cash donations or food donations in non-perishable, kid-friendly packaging through the end of June. Cash donations will be accepted by branch staff or can be made by texting “heritagehelps” to 41444. Food donations can be dropped in bins located at each branch.