Over the summer, Independent Bank offices in Battle Creek collected items such as books, magazines and other non-perishable items for local soldiers stationed overseas.

To personalize the packages, the offices requested information about soldiers’ hometowns, interests and where they are currently stationed. A total of nine boxes of non-perishable food items, Beanie Babies, movies and other personal items were collected and sent to 17 soldiers.

For a list of Independent Bank locations in Battle Creek, visit IndependentBank.com.