Abington Bank Donates $76,500 to Local Food Pantries
Andrew J. Raczka, president and CEO of Abington Bank, announced that the bank’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors campaign raised $71,500 for the 13 local food pantries that participated in the third annual fundraising drive. At the same time, the bank made an additional $5,000 donation to the Wellspring Multi-Service Food Distribution Center, which supports more than 20 food pantries across the South Shore.
The Neighbors appeal is part of the bank’s charitable giving program, The Giving Tree, which reflects the bank’s commitment to making a difference in the neighborhoods it serves. Throughout November, the bank invited customers, employees, and members of the community to donate at Abington Bank branches. All donations received were matched, dollar for dollar, by Abington Bank and the total divided among food pantries in South Shore and South Coast communities the bank serves. This brings the program’s three-year total to nearly $125,000.
Each of these participating food pantries received $5,500:
- Aunt Dot’s Kitchen Food Pantry, Hull
- Avon Food Pantry
- Canton Food Pantry
- The Charity Guild, Brockton
- Cohasset Food Pantry
- Food Pantry Foundation, Stoughton
- Friendly Food Pantry, Randolph
- Holbrook Food Pantry, Inc.
- Interfaith Social Services, Quincy
- Scituate Food Pantry
- South Shore YMCA Food Pantry, Quincy
- St. Vincent de Paul Society Food Pantry, Abington
- YMCA Southcoast’s The Full Plate Project, Wareham
“On behalf of Abington Bank, I’d like to thank all those who generously donated to our Neighbors Helping Neighbors fundraiser to help fight food insecurity in our communities,” said Raczka. “We’re pleased to host this annual appeal and that so much was raised to help families this past holiday season and into the new year.”
In the Photo:
Abington Bank’s Rockdale St., Braintree Branch Officer Luis Figueroa presents a $5,500 check to Executive Director Rick Doane and Treasurer Maggie Trudel of Interfaith Social Services Food Pantry, Quincy, one of 13 pantries receiving donations from the bank’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors fundraising campaign to help fight food insecurity.