Home Bank gives money to food pantry, other charities

A local bank donated money to charities in Johnson and Morgan counties, including the Interchurch Food Pantry in Franklin.

Home Bank recently gave the food pantry $10,000. Five charities in Morgan County also received $10,000 gifts.

The bank is based in Morgan County but has a branch in Greenwood that opened in 2014.

The monetary donations are part of a giving initiative where the bank gives 10 percent of their net income to charitable causes in the communities they serve, said Trent McWilliams, Johnson County marketing president.

The bank has a gifting committee who decides where the annual donation should go. McWilliams and committee members heard about the need at the Interchurch Food Pantry and decided they should get the money this year.

“With that large of a need, there certainly is a need to help them,” he said.

Employees also paid money to be allowed to wear jeans, and that money also went to local charities. The bank split $1,000 between the United Way of Johnson County, Habitat for Humanity of Johnson County and Relay for Life.