FirstBank, the nation’s third largest privately held bank with numerous banking locations in Arizona, just wrapped up its first-ever “Good Week,” where two FirstBank branch locations in Gilbert and Scottsdale provided free food, drinks, and treats to the public. “Good Week” was launched in an effort to raise money and awareness for local non-profits and was held November 13 to November 17.

“The goal of Good Week is to encourage kindness and inspire people to give back to organizations that make Arizona a great place to live and work,” said Bryce Lloyd, FirstBank President- Phoenix Metro. “As the main corporate sponsor of Arizona Gives Day, we try to make it easier for individuals to help their favorite nonprofits, and hopefully, Good Week will expose residents to even more worthwhile causes.”

“Last April, FirstBank launched its new company-wide mantra, ‘banking for good,’ which reflects our longstanding philosophy to do what’s right for customers and the communities we serve,” said Joel Johnson, FirstBank President- East Valley. “In hosting Good Week, we encouraged the public to not only enjoy a free meal on us, but listen to what these impactful organizations have to say and consider helping their efforts.”

Food and drinks were donated to the Gilbert branch located off Gilbert and Baseline by Queso Good, Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant, Kettle Heroes, Cheese Love & Happiness, and Waffle Crush. Onsite nonprofits included Matthews Crossing Food Bank, About Care, Boys and Girls Club, Friends for Life Animal Shelter, and One Small Step, Inc.

Food and drinks were donated to the Scottsdale branch located off Indian School and Miller by Circle Farm, Cold Beers and Cheeseburgers, Diego Pops, Short Leash Hotdogs, and Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant. Onsite nonprofits included Feed My Starving Children,  Friends of the Scottsdale Public Library, Boys and Girls Club, Lucky Dog Rescue, and One N Ten.

Donations were not required to receive free items or services. To learn more about “banking for good,” go to