Greenville County Food DriveUPSTATE, SC –The Palmetto Bank is sponsoring a food drive in Greenville County to support The Salvation Army of Greenville in re-stocking its food pantry. A record number of families and individuals (150% increase in July compared to the same time period last year) are using the food pantry and The Salvation Army resources are running low.

The Palmetto Bank would like to encourage concerned citizens, our customers and friends to join us in this great cause. Now through August 31, 2009, stop by any Palmetto Bank location in Greenville County and drop off as much non-perishable food items as you can carry.

According to Major Bobby Lancaster, Area Coordinator for The Salvation Army, “This is one of the toughest times I’ve encountered as an officer of The Salvation Army. More and more individuals from the community are arriving at the food distribution program run by The Salvation Army of Greenville declaring that they’ve finally reached the end of their savings. They need help.”

To find a Greenville location closest to you, please visit or call 1-800-PAL-BANK.

Serving customers for more than 102 years in the Upstate, The Palmetto Bank () manages more than $2 billion in assets including Retail and Commercial Banking, Trust, Brokerage and Mortgage. The Palmetto Bank is the fifth largest independent state-chartered commercial bank in South Carolina with 29 locations throughout the Upstate counties of Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg and York.