Fifth Third Bank Volunteers at Detroit Harbor Light for 32nd Annual Fifth Third Day

May 4, 2023

Last Wednesday Fifth Third Bank celebrated its 32nd annual Fifth Third Day by working to provide 10 million meals to people facing food insecurity across its 11 states of operation. The goal for Eastern Michigan is 670,000 meals.

The meals will be donated to several hunger relief organizations across metro Detroit as part of Fifth Third’s annual companywide community celebration in May, centered on May 3. The Bank recognizes the date, 5/3 on the calendar, as Fifth Third Day.

The Salvation Army was happy to welcome Fifth Third volunteers to the Detroit Harbor Light kitchen where they made a variety of different foods to be used for the Bed & Bread program and at the Detroit Harbor Light dining room. According to one volunteer, Tony Catalina,

“Today we’ve got folks making some sandwiches, there’s some back in the kitchen cooking. I’m here chopping up tomatoes, and there’s some chopping up cabbage. So, I’m happy to be here to help in the community and it’s a great day for the bank!”

* Volunteer Tony Catalina is a Commercial Sales Manager who has been with Fifth Third Bank for four years.

There were 25 volunteers from across the bank helping in the kitchen, including Gina Carrier, who is the Regional Manager for the Eastern Michigan Fifth Third Bank. Carrier has also helped at the Bed & Bread Club® Radiothon and is on The Salvation Army’s PR and Development Committee. Regarding the newly renovated Harbor Light Kitchen she said,

“I think I can speak for all of us that are here today, I’ve read, and I’ve known about the good work and the number of people that are served through here. But to actually see it, it’s quite a remarkable operation.”

* Gina Carrier and Chef Michael Block

The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit is grateful for the generous support of Fifth Third Bank and are honored to be a part of Fifth Third Day. As Chef Michael Block put it:

"Fifth Third is a great supporter of The Salvation Army and I really appreciate all the hard work and dedication. It’s amazing that another Detroit organization is so willing to help out all the Detroiters that need it, and partner with The Salvation Army to help fulfill that."

About Fifth Third 

Fifth Third is a bank that’s as long on innovation as it is on history. Since 1858, we’ve been helping individuals, families, businesses, and communities grow through smart financial services that improve lives. Our list of firsts is extensive, and it’s one that continues to expand as we explore the intersection of tech-driven innovation, dedicated people, and focused community impact. Fifth Third is one of the few U.S.-based banks to have been named among Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies® for several years. With a commitment to taking care of our customers, employees, communities and shareholders, our goal is not only to be the nation’s highest performing regional bank, but to be the bank people most value and trust. Fifth Third Bank, National Association is a federally chartered institution. Fifth Third Bancorp is the indirect parent company of Fifth Third Bank, and its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ® Global Select Market under the symbol "FITB." Investor information and press releases can be viewed at

About The Salvation Army

Founded by William Booth in London, England in 1865, The Salvation Army is a faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to serving people in need without discrimination. Last Year, The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit was involved in providing nearly 3 million meals and more than 405,000 nights of shelter for the homeless. The Salvation Army uses $.85 of every dollar raised to provide direct services to people in need 365 days of the year. For more information about The Salvation Army, please call 877-SAL-MICH, or visit us at Those interested in helping The Salvation Army’s mission can donate or volunteer.

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