Medford, Wis.-based Prevail Bank donated $5,000 to St. Vincent De Paul to cover the operational expenses of two food pantries and to help fund a financial assistance program for local low-income individuals and families. St. Vincent De Paul provided nearly 2,200 households with 91,145 pounds of food from July 2022-July 2023. More than 130 households received assistance with their rent and utilities.
Prevail Bank also donated $3,000 to Baraboo (Wis.) Homeless Shelter to help cover case manager salaries. According to the bank, 60 percent of Baraboo Homeless Shelter clients struggle with mental health conditions and other disabilities. “Despite that, their success rate — transitioning someone who is homeless to an independent, permanent living scenario — is outstanding,” Prevail Bank stated. “It is attributed to the one-on-one comprehensive assistance provided by their case managers.”
The $933 million bank also donated $2,100 to support local program Nutrition on Weekends. The program, managed by the Marshfield (Wis.) Area United Way, provides healthy, ready-to-eat nutritious food for children. Today, 400 to 450 children benefit on a weekly basis.
The program was created in response to a 2012 Youth Risk Behavior Survey that found 20 percent of youth had gone to bed hungry at least once in the past 30 days because there had not been enough food in the home.
All three donations were through Prevail Bank’s Charitable Contributions program.