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bankESB Commits $20K to CISA’s Growing Resilience Campaign

Easthampton, Massachusetts — June 21, 2024

bankESB recently announced a commitment of $20,000 to the South Deerfield-based Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) Growing Resilience Campaign, an effort focused on building a stronger, more resilient local food system in western Massachusetts.

CISA’s efforts to support a local food economy began more than 30 years ago. Today, more than 250 farms participate in their programs, expanding residents’ access to locally grown food while ensuring local farmers receive the support they need. Their Growing Resilience Campaign is designed to ensure locally grown food is within reach for everyone, and farmers are equipped with the necessary resources to remain viable in ever-changing conditions.

For bankESB, this campaign is in line with their commitment to supporting the communities they serve through their charitable giving program, The Giving Tree.

“Helping to unlock more locally sourced food and supporting our local growers is something that bankESB gets behind,” said bankESB President and CEO Matthew S. Sosik. “As a community bank, we live in, work in, and care about the communities we call home. CISA’s efforts are important for ensuring our local food economy supports our friends and neighbors.”

“We are so grateful for bankESB’s support, which will help CISA remain nimble and effective at strengthening our local food system,” said Wendy Ferris, CISA’s development director. “This region is so fortunate to have community-driven institutions like bankESB making a difference every day.”

Donation to CISA.

In the Photo:
bankESB Branch Officer in Amherst, George Michelakis
bankESB Assistant Vice President, Branch Officer in Northampton, Lauren Tabin
bankESB Social Media Specialist, Olivia Falcone
CISA Development Director, Wendy Ferris
bankESB Senior Vice President, Retail Banking, Gary Turku

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