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First Mid Bank & Trust commits $20,000 to food pantries

First Mid Bank & Trust, which has locations in Metro East,was recently awarded $20,000 in grant funding from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago COVID-19 Relief Grant Program to assist small businesses and nonprofits affected by the pandemic. The bank has announced that the awarded grant funds will be distributed across the bank’s footprint to local food pantries.

  “With the help of the Federal Home Loan Bank, we hope these funds will be able to provide some relief to these organizations that are helping individuals and families within our communities,” says Matt Smith, chief financial officer of First Mid Bank & Trust. “Giving back to the community has always been a focus for First Mid, so we are happy that we are able to support these organizations during these times.”

The pantries being impacted in this area are:

Glen-Ed Pantry
125 Fifth Ave.

Crisis Food Center
21 E. Sixth St

Community Hope Center
1201 Hope Center Lane
Cottage Hills

Operation Blessing
18 E Lorena Ave.
Wood River

Highland Area Christian Service Ministry
900 Chestnut St.

For a list of all food pantries that have been selected as beneficiaries of the bank’s grant funding, visit

First Mid Bancshares Inc. is the parent company of First Mid Bank & Trust, N.A., First Mid Insurance Group and First Mid Wealth Management Co.

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