Credit union donates to food pantries

First Community Credit Union raised $3,500 for area food pantries and collected more than 1,000 food drive items in its third-quarter charity program.

The Village maintains accreditation

The Village Family Service Center has achieved national accreditation through the New York-based Council on Accreditation, based on documentation, study and interviews.

The Village has been accredited continuously since 1982.

Donation will help zoo with exhibit

EMC Insurance Cos.’ Bismarck Branch has donated $2,000 to Dakota Zoo.

The money will go toward a new penguin, meerkat and red panda exhibit on which construction is to begin in 2018.

Banks work together to aid food pantry

Eight local banks’ recent Banking for the Food Bank competition netted 45,202 items for Bismarck Emergency Food Pantry.

Participants were the Bank of North Dakota, BNC National Bank, Choice Financial, Dakota Community Bank, First International Bank and Trust, First Western Bank and Trust, Kirkwood Bank and Trust and Starion Bank.

BNC National Bank received the traveling trophy for collecting the most items.