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First Interstate Bank partners with C. Oregon Locavore

Central Oregon Locavore

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Central Oregon Locavore Non Profit is proud to announce its newest partner and Corporate Sponsor, First Interstate Bank.

About Central Oregon Locavore Non Profit: Central Oregon Locavore Central Oregon Locavore is a 501(c)3 non-profit supporting local food and farms through many educational programs and a year round indoor farmers market.

About First Interstate Bank: Since coming to Oregon in 2017, First Interstate Bank has been very active in the Central Oregon communities. First Interstate Bank gives back 2 percent of their pre-taxed dollars directly to its communities in which they serve.

This year alone, First Interstate Bank has financially supported over 100 organizations here in the Bend and Sunriver markets and their roughly 150 employees in these markets have completed nearly 4000 hours of volunteerism.

The company supports an array of organizations from the arts at the Tower Theater, to helping feed underserved child partnering with the Giving Plate in support of Backpacks for Bend, to contributing to the local food movement with their partnership with the High Desert Food and Farm Alliance at the Northwest Crossing Farmers Market.

The pinnacle of this year’s community support from First Interstate Bank, was the entire company shut down for a half a day in September, and all of the employees over the company’s six state footprint were paid by the company to go volunteer in their community.

“We are so excited to have such generous support from First Interstate Bank”, states Nicolle Timm-Branch, Founder and President of Central Oregon Locavore.

“I feel like supporting local food and buying habits is becoming more and more important to mainstream businesses, and that we are on the brink of a wonderful revolution of sorts. And it’s even cooler that we share a street corner with one of the First Interstate branches. We are neighbors supporting neighbors.”

Locavore is actively seeking additional corporate sponsors and partners to help support their mission. For more information about Corporate Sponsorship, please visit Central Oregon Locavore website or contact


KTVZ News Team


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