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First National Bank Bemidji Supports Healthcare Workers in Community

Community Meals

In an effort to support healthcare workers in the Bemidji community, First National Bank Bemidji will be providing meals from local establishments to Sanford Health employees and affiliated nursing homes to show their appreciation. Meals will be provided weekly through the end of the year.  

“Our team intrinsically has a desire to help our community. We want to show our appreciation to healthcare workers for all they continue to do for our community during the pandemic. One of our team members sent an email asking colleagues for donations to send a sandwich platter to the COVID unit here in town,” Becky Bentfield, marketing manager of First National Bank Bemidji said. “Our leadership saw this as the perfect opportunity to use funds that were set aside for holiday celebrations on a much deserving segment of our community.”

Bagged lunches will be delivered to departments including the COVID-19 unit, emergency room, intensive care unit, clinic and COVID-19 testing site. Meals will be provided by local establishments, including Keg & Cork, Big Apple Bagels, Countryside Restaurant, Country Kitchen and Raphael’s.

“Throughout the pandemic, we’ve taken every opportunity to boost local businesses and essential workers through our #BetterTogetherBemidji efforts,” Bentfield said. “We’ve continued this initiative by showing our appreciation to healthcare workers in our community, while also supporting local restaurants that have been impacted.”

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