First Community Bank Leadership Institute Graduates “Tackle Hunger” in the Upstate

Alicia Harrison + United Christian Ministries of Greenville

First Community Bank is pleased to announce the successful completion of its “Tackling Hunger” campaign with more than 4,000 non-perishable food items collected and donated to local organizations. The campaign was established by the bank’s 2023 Leadership Institute graduating class who selected the critical issue of hunger as its class project to drive positive change in the areas First Community serves.

In the Upstate, food items were donated to United Christian Ministries of Greenville, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving individuals and families facing food insecurity. The contributions will make a significant impact in addressing hunger-related challenges in the Upstate community, ensuring that those in need receive essential nourishment and support.

Spanning the Midlands, Upstate, Piedmont, and Central Savannah River Area, the graduates set an ambitious goal to collect 2,023 non-perishable food items. Their efforts were met with overwhelming support, resulting in a collection of 4,203 non-perishable food items. The campaign also received generous monetary donations which were distributed with the food contributions to local charities.

The First Community Bank Leadership Institute is an 18-24-month, intensive training program that combines academic and experiential learning, designed to enhance the leadership skills of key members of the bank’s team. The recent graduates include Alicia Harrison, Amber Bobo, Audrey Shuman, Charlene Richards, Jordan Pierce, Jamie Addison, Keith Hart, Narin Seera, and TK Woods.

"We applaud the 2023 graduates of the First Community Bank Leadership Institute for their achievement in the 'Tackling Hunger' campaign,” said Robin Brown, Executive Vice President of First Community Bank. "Their commitment to addressing this pressing issue is making a real difference in the lives of individuals and families in our communities. We are proud to support their efforts.”

First Community Bank, founded in 1995 and headquartered in Lexington, South Carolina, is a wholly owned subsidiary of First Community Corporation (NASDAQ: FCCO). First Community is a full-service commercial bank offering deposit and loan products and services, residential mortgage lending, and financial planning/investment advisory services for businesses and consumers. First Community serves customers in the Midlands, Upstate, York County, and Aiken, South Carolina, markets, as well as Augusta, Georgia. For more information on First Community Bank, visit

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