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Helping Pasco County Schools with Essential Supplies for the New School Year

Summary: First National Bank of Pasco is proud to announce the launch of its 15th Annual Stuff the Backpack Drive. This initiative, Banking on Education, aims to collect school supplies for students in Pasco County Schools, ensuring they have the tools they need to succeed. We are accepting donations until July 25, 2024, with the goal of gathering 500 backpacks.

DADE CITY, FLORIDA (July 8, 2024) – First National Bank of Pasco is excited to kick off its 15th Annual Stuff the Backpack Drive, an initiative dedicated to supporting students in Pasco County Schools. The bank encourages community members to participate by donating school supplies or making monetary contributions at any of its four branches in Pasco County.

"Our annual Stuff the Backpack Drive is a cherished tradition that underscores our commitment to the community," said Jim Esry, President and CEO of First National Bank of Pasco. "Every year, we see the incredible generosity of our neighbors, and we are hopeful that this year we will reach our goal of 500 backpacks filled with essential school supplies."

You can drop off donations at any of the following First National Bank of Pasco branches on or before Thursday, July 25, 2024:

  • Dade City Main Office: 13315 U.S. Hwy. 301, Dade City, FL 33525
  • Zephyrhills South Office: 4518 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills, FL 33542
  • Zephyrhills West Office: 37215 S.R. 54, Zephyrhills, FL 33542
  • Lutz Office: 23613 S.R. 54, Lutz, FL 33559

Items Needed: 

  • Backpacks
  • Colored Pencils
  • Crayons
  • Folders
  • Glue Sticks
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Highlighters
  • Liquid Soap
  • Paper
  • Pencils and Erasers
  • Pencil Boxes
  • Pens
  • Rulers
  • Scissors
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Tissues
  • Wired Earbuds
  • Ziploc Bags 

We also welcome monetary donations, which we will use to buy additional supplies to ensure every student has what they need for the upcoming school year. Before the start of the school year, we will distribute all collected items to participating Pasco County Schools.

"We are grateful for the continued support from our community and look forward to another successful Banking on Education drive," added Tracy Mahon, EVP and Chief Operating Officer. "Together, we can make a significant difference in the lives of children in need."

Organized in 1986, First National Bank of Pasco is a national banking association with approximately $300 million in assets, headquartered in Pasco County, Florida. With its principal banking office in Dade City, Florida, and three additional Florida branch offices in Zephyrhills (2) and Lutz (1), First National Bank of Pasco provides a powerful suite of competitive, quality products and services that distinguish it as the premier provider of financial services to customers nationwide.


For additional information, please contact: Jody Grenville, First National Bank of Pasco, Corporate Secretary (352) 521-7251 or

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