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MEDIA EVENT - WED. MAY 2, 2012 ~ 11 A.M. - FIFTH THIRD FIELD – HOME PLATE GATE - CORNER OF WASHINGTON AND HURON
 
TOLEDO, OH – Robert W. LaClair, president and CEO of Fifth Third Bank (Northwestern Ohio) and Joe Napoli, General Manager of the Toledo Mud Hens will announce that both organizations are joining forces to collect food this weekend during the Mud Hens home stand in support of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Stamp Out Hunger program.

Fifth Third chose the food drive as this year’s bank-wide service project in honor of Fifth Third Day which occurs annually on May 3. Fifth Third Bancorp hopes to provide more than 53,000 meals as part of the Fifth Third Day celebrations.  One pound of food can provide two meals and four meals can be supplied from each dollar raised.

Fans attending the Mud Hens home games Thursday through Sunday of this week (May 3 – 6, 2012) are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to the ballpark. Boxes will be readily available at all entrances and the donated food will be distributed locally through Toledo Seagate Food Bank.
 
The NALC Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive will officially be held on Saturday, May 12, 2012. Letter Carriers are asking every home to leave non-perishable food items near their mailbox prior to their mail delivery that day. Now in its 20th year, the Stamp Out Hunger effort is the nation’s largest single-day food drive. In 2011, drive organizers across the country collected more than 70 million pounds of total food donations for the eighth consecutive year.
 
Suggested non-perishable food donations include: peanut butter, pancakes mixes and syrup, canned fruits, pastas, canned vegetables, powdered milk, cereals, spaghetti sauce, instant potatoes, soups, Jell-O and pudding.
 
Despite the generosity of millions of Americans who have supported the letter carriers' food drive in previous years, the need for food assistance still exists for many families. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s annual study measuring food security in the United States, nearly 49 million Americans, including more than 16 million children, are struggling with hunger.
 
Fifth Third Bank (Northwestern Ohio) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fifth Third Bancorp and has $2.5 billion in assets. As of March 31, 2012, the Northwestern Ohio affiliate had $2.6 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $1 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations.  With 48 full-service locations, including 7 Bank Mart locations open seven days a week inside select Kroger stores, Fifth Third Bank offers exceptional service and convenience throughout its footprint, including the greater Toledo area, Findlay, Tiffin, Bowling Green, Fostoria, Fremont, Gibsonburg, Sandusky, Defiance, Bryan and Wauseon, plus Lambertville and Monroe in Michigan.
 
Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $117 billion in assets and operates 15 affiliates with 1,318 full-service Banking Centers, including 105 Bank Mart® locations open seven days a week inside select grocery stores and 2,401 ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Georgia and North Carolina. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Investment Advisors. Fifth Third also has a 39% interest in Vantiv Holding, LLC, formerly Fifth Third Processing Solutions, LLC. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of March 31, 2012, had $296 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $26 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations. Investor information and press releases can be viewed at www.53.com. Fifth Third's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ® National Global Select Market under the symbol "FITB."  Fifth Third Bank.  Member FDIC