Bank of Canton branch manager David Scarcella presents Canton Food Pantry co-directors Mary Buckley (center) and Sherie Mischler (right) with a $10,000 donation.
CANTON, Mass. (November 25, 2020) – Bank of Canton recently donated $10,000 to the Canton Food Pantry, to support their mission of providing groceries and household items to Canton families facing economic hardship. The donation represents the annual proceeds of the bank’s Town Card credit card program plus a supplement.
“Because of the pandemic, we’re serving more local families now than ever before,” said Canton Food Pantry co-director Mary Buckley. “Some of our clients have experienced a job loss or reduced hours due to COVID-19. Some have had to give up their jobs to care for their children. There are so many cars at pick-up hours every week. We couldn’t do it without the financial support we get from community partners like Bank of Canton.”
More than 80% of the bank’s donation was generated by its Town Card credit card program. For every purchase and cash advance made with a Bank of Canton Town Card, the bank sets aside a percentage of the transaction into a charitable fund.
“The volunteers at the Food Pantry have worked incredibly hard this year,” said Stephen P. Costello, president and CEO of Bank of Canton. “I’m pleased our Town Card program can support their efforts, and I thank our cardholders for making the program a success.”
Bank of Canton has given over $170,000 to the Canton Food Pantry since 2005. In September, the bank was recognized with a Corporate Citizenship Award from the Boston Business Journal for the second straight year.
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 a.m. – 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 a mortgage center in Auburn. 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.