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ChoiceOne Bank Continues Support for “Backpack” Weekend Meals Program

ChoiceOne Bank is pleased to announce its continued support of $5,000 for the “Backpack” Weekend Meals Program offered through Lapeer Sunrise Kiwanis.

Lapeer Sunrise Kiwanis has sponsored the “Backpack” Weekend Meals Program for over 13 years. The "Backpack" program provides nutritious food every weekend during the school year for elementary children at 4 Lapeer schools. The program's name comes from the fact that each child's food is provided in a backpack that the child takes home with them each weekend. Without the “Backpack” program, these children might otherwise go hungry. 

“As the local community bank, we believe healthy communities start with healthy families,” said ChoiceOne President Michael J. Burke, Jr. “When food insecurity is a problem for the families in our communities, this program helps to make sure the children in these schools have the food and nutrition they need over the weekend. It has been a successful program and we are truly grateful to continue our support.”

Carol Boom: Chairperson of the Backpack program, Jeannene Koprowski: Vice President, Sunrise Kiwanis, Ed Shaffer: President, Sunrise Kiwanis, Walt Bargen: ChoiceOne Bank VP, Municipal & Public Funds Officer Client Development

About Lapeer Sunrise Kiwanis

Chartered in 2001, the mission of Lapeer Sunrise Kiwanis is to change the world by serving children, one child, and one community at a time. Outstanding achievements include feeding elementary school children who are food insecure each weekend through the Food Backpack Program; sponsoring a Key Club (a high school Kiwanis Club); sponsoring an Aktion Club (a Kiwanis club for adults with special needs) and the canoe/kayak launch at Rotary Park. To learn more about how Lapeer Sunrise Kiwanis makes a difference in the lives of children around the world and in Lapeer visit

About ChoiceOne 

ChoiceOne Financial Services, Inc. is a financial holding company headquartered in Sparta, Michigan and the parent corporation of ChoiceOne Bank. Member FDIC. ChoiceOne Bank, named one of America's Best Banks by Newsweek two years in a row, operates 34 offices in parts of Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon, Newaygo, Lapeer, St. Clair and Macomb counties. ChoiceOne is an approximately $2.1 billion-asset bank holding company making it the 10th largest bank holding company in Michigan based on asset size. ChoiceOne Bank offers insurance and investment products through its subsidiary, ChoiceOne Insurance Agencies, Inc. ChoiceOne Financial Services, Inc. common stock is quoted on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “COFS.” For more information, please visit Investor Relations at ChoiceOne’s website

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