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Mechanics Bank Napa Office Partners with BANK Café and Bar at The Westin Verasa Napa to Benefit Napa Food Bank

Unique “Banksgiving” canned food drive rewards donors, generates matching cash

NAPA, CA, October 29, 2012 — Mechanics Bank’s Napa Office is participating in a unique canned food drive, “Banksgiving,” to encourage food donations and raise cash for the Community Action Napa Valley Food Bank (CANV). The initiative was organized by BANK Café and Bar at The Westin Verasa Napa.

Throughout November the public is invited to donate canned food, dropping it off at The Westin Verasa. Mechanics Bank will match each donated can with a $1 cash donation to CANV, an organization that provides services and resources to the most vulnerable members of the Napa community. And, donors will be rewarded with a special discount at BANK Café and Bar or La Toque, The Westin Verasa’s Michelin-starred restaurant. Each can of food results in a 1% discount off the cost of the donor’s meal, up to 10%. (Donors should check in with the host stand at BANK Café and Bar to drop off their cans and to receive their discount certificate. Limitations apply.)

BANK Café and Bar is located at The Westin Verasa Napa, 1314 McKinstry Street, in Napa.

About Mechanics Bank

For more than a century, Mechanics Bank has been committed to helping people build prosperous communities as a trusted financial partner, forging lasting relationships through teamwork, respect and integrity. The bank has consistently been recognized as one of the Top 100 Corporate Philanthropists in the Bay Area and one of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area. The $3 billion independent bank, headquartered in Richmond, California, offers personal banking, business banking, trust and wealth management services across Northern California. For more information, please visit

About BANK Café and Bar

Named for its location near the river’s edge, BANK Café and Bar reflects the casual side of Chef Frank's renowned La Toque kitchen. Open from sunrise to sundown, BANK serves as a gathering place for breakfast, lunch, or to savor a nighttime cocktail. BANK is also home to the hotel’s nightly Westin Unwind program, featuring small bites and wine tastings hosted by local vintners, and its Sunday Wine Country brunch. Located in the lobby of The Westin Verasa Napa, BANK Café and Bar features a main island bar, a popular community table and an extensive outdoor patio opening up to the pool and garden terrace, offering diners views of the Napa River and the Oxbow Nature Preserve.

About La Toque

La Toque, Ken Frank's landmark Napa Valley restaurant and proud recipient of a coveted Michelin Star is located in The Westin Verasa Napa. Chef Ken Frank creates his menu of contemporary French cuisine using the region’s bounty of seasonal, fresh produce and organic meats sourced from a network of local farmers and purveyors. Recently named by Wine Enthusiast as one of “America’s Best Top 100 Wine Restaurants of 2012” and a perennial winner of the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence, the wine list features nearly 1,800 bottle and by-the-glass selections from renowned wine regions all over the world.

About The Westin Verasa

Located on the bank of the Napa River, and offering 180 guestrooms and suites, The Westin Verasa Napa serves as an ideal central location from which to explore both the town of Napa and the Napa Valley. Additionally, The Westin Verasa Napa is adjacent to the Oxbow Public Market, a short stroll from the heart of Napa’s vibrant downtown retail and dining district, blocks from the famed Silverado Trail, and within walking distance of 15 of the Valley’s tasting rooms. For more information, visit


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