Centennial Bank donation to support UACCB Food Pantry


Kevin Rose, market president, and Adam Curtwright, assistant vice president, from Centennial Bank, recently presented a $1,500 check to support the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s (UACCB) Student Food Pantry.

The gift was made through the “Community Reinvestment Act” program, a program that represents Centennial Bank’s desire to support and invest in the communities that the bank’s employees call home, UACCB noted in a press release announcing the gift.

“With the hardships people have endured during the pandemic in terms of employment and family health, Centennial Bank wanted students at UACCB to be able to focus on school, health, and life, and not worry so much about not being able to provide a meal for themselves or their family,” Rose said.

Kim Whitten, UACCB director of advancement, recently gave a presentation to the UACCB Foundation Board, of which Rose is a member, regarding the drive-through services that the UACCB Student Food Pantry had provided for students since March.

Whitten discussed the bi-monthly distribution to students and the gratitude the students expressed for the “extra” support. Rose also expressed his appreciation for the efforts of UACCB’s personnel to ensure students’ needs are met both inside and outside of the classroom.

“The work that the UACCB faculty and administration does with their foodbank is really important, and Centennial wanted to reinvest in this worthy cause in our community,” he stated.

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