In conjunction with Stillman Bank’s annual Christmas Open House, the bank also held a food drive to benefit area families this Christmas. 905 pounds of non-perishable food items were collected during the weeklong event. Now in its seventh year, the bank’s annual food drive has collected almost 8,500 pounds of food since it began.

The Christmas Food Drive kicked off at all Stillman Bank locations on Friday, Dec. 2, and continued through Saturday, Dec. 10. Donations were made just in time for Christmas to several area food pantries including: Bread of Life pantry in Stillman Valley, People Helping People in Byron, Lifeline in Oregon, Hand in Hand in Rochelle, Old Stone Church pantry in Rockton, and the Rockford Rescue Mission.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by Stillman Bank to contribute to this great cause. For more information on Stillman Bank, or to find out more about Stillman’s products and services, please visit