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bankESB Supports Local Food Pantries through 3rd Annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors Fundraiser

Easthampton, Massachusetts — October 16, 2023

This marks the third year of the bank’s annual appeal, which invites bank customers, employees, and community members to donate money between November 1 and November 30 to help fight food insecurity. All donations up to $2,500 per customer will be matched dollar for dollar by bankESB and the total raised will be divided among participating food pantries across western Massachusetts in communities the bank serves. In 2022, through contributions and matching donations, the campaign raised $35,000 and since inception has donated $74,000.

Donations of any amount are encouraged. As an added incentive to give, the bank offers those who donate the opportunity to enter a drawing for a $25 gift card, which will be awarded at each of its 11 locations.

“Neighbors Helping Neighbors shows how communities can come together to help others in need,” said Sosik. “bankHometown is proud to lead this annual giving tradition. We thank everyone who selflessly gives each year.”
Those who wish to participate have until November 30 to make their donations. Checks should be made payable to “bankESB Neighbors” and can be dropped off at any bankESB branch or mailed to:

Margaret Prendergast
36 Main St.
Easthampton, MA 01027

A total of 14 food pantries will be supported this year and include:
The Best Life Food Ministry, Agawam
BUCC Helping Hands Cupboard Food Pantry, Belchertown
The Chicopee Cupboard
Easthampton Community Center Food Pantry
Easthampton Congregational Church Food Cupboard & Oasis Kitchen
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, Hatfield
The Hadley Food Pantry
Hilltown Food Pantry, Goshen
Margaret’s Pantry, Holyoke
Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Inc., South Hadley
Northampton Survival Center
Not Bread Alone, Amherst
Southampton Community Cupboard
Westfield Food Pantry

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