Palladio fundraiser leads to food donation

By Crissy Smith Lintner

[singlepic id=129 w=400 h=300 mode=web20 float=left]With the economic downturn, local nonprofits like the Mid-South Food Bank have been struggling to maintain regular donations of food as well as dollars. Recently, though, the Cooper-Young business, The Palladio Group, decided to step up and help.

The members of The Palladio Group, a collection of decorative art showrooms, galleries, and services, announced that they made a donation of $1,500 to the Mid-South Food Bank on Tuesday, February 2nd, as part of their first 10-for-10/20-for-20 fundraiser. The Palladio Group sponsored the fundraiser in late December and early January, encouraging their customers to make a donation to the organization in return for special pricing on their purchases.

“The Palladio Group was thrilled at the success of its first fundraiser to benefit a great organization, the Mid-South Food Bank,” said Frank Roberts, owner of The Palladio Group. “Our customers showed true generosity, many going above and beyond the requested minimum donation amounts. We thank everyone who participated and hope to continue this fundraiser as an annual, or even semi-annual, event in the future.”

The Mid-South Food Bank received the donation in a presentation held January 26th at one of The Palladio Group’s businesses, Market Central.

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