Canton Food Pantry Co-Director Mary Buckley (center) and volunteer Joyce Christino (left) receive a food donation and $10,000 check from Bank of Canton board member and Canton resident, Brian Fitzgerald. Mr. Fitzgerald was joined at the Food Pantry by fellow Bank of Canton board members James Downey and Linda Wirta, also of Canton.
CANTON, Mass. (November 14, 2017) – Bank of Canton made a $10,000 cash donation to the Canton Food Pantry today, which included the annual proceeds of the bank’s Town Card credit card program. The donation will help provide Canton residents with basic necessities and healthy meals this winter.
“Wintertime hits our clients the hardest,” said Canton Food Pantry Co-Director Mary Buckley. “It’s hard to enjoy the holidays when you’re worried about heating your home, or affording winter clothes for your kids. Bank of Canton’s $10,000 gift allows us to provide a lot of Canton residents with the basic food and personal care items they need, so that they can make ends meet at a challenging time of year.”
Since 2005, Bank of Canton has given over $140,000 to the Canton Food Pantry, primarily through the bank’s Town Card credit card program. For every purchase and cash advance made by Bank of Canton’s Town Card customers, the bank sets aside a percentage of the transaction amount into a fund dedicated to local charities and organizations serving the community.
“Our customers deserve the credit,” said Stephen P. Costello, president and CEO of Bank of Canton. “This $10,000 donation is a testament to them and their decision to bank with us. Their patronage allows us to donate to our local charities and makes an actual, tangible difference in the community – in this case, it results in more food and essential items at the Canton Food Pantry.”
The Canton Food Pantry, located at 960R Washington Street (in the back of the Marilyn G. Rodman Educational and Administrative Center), accepts both perishable and non-perishable items on Mondays between 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. It is operated entirely by volunteers who wish to help their fellow townspeople.
Bank of Canton’s branches at 557 Washington Street and 259 Turnpike Street in Canton serve as drop-off locations for Food Pantry items. During business hours, the branches accept non-perishable food, personal care items, and household products.
About Bank of Canton
Established in 1835, Bank of Canton is a Massachusetts-chartered mutual savings bank that offers its consumer, business and government banking customers access to a full array of deposit, loan, investment and convenience service options. As a mutual savings bank, the bank has no stockholders and acts exclusively in the best interests of its customers and communities. The bank lends throughout Massachusetts, and has branches in Canton, Quincy and Randolph and mortgage centers in Auburn and Marshfield. All deposits are fully insured between the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Depositors Insurance Fund (DIF). For more information, visit www.ibankcanton.com. Member FDIC. Member DIF. Equal Housing Lender. NMLS #408169.