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Bank of Canton Donates $10,000 to Canton Food Pantry (11/18/21)

Proceeds from credit card purchases provide help to those in need

From left: Bank of Canton board member and Canton resident Michael Galer, Canton Food Pantry Co-Director Mary Buckley, and Bank of Canton Vice President of Branch Management & Administration David Scarcella.

CANTON, Mass. (November 18, 2021) – Bank of Canton recently donated $10,000 to the Canton Food Pantry, to support the pantry’s vision of providing community members with nutritional food and personal hygiene and cleaning items to supplement their shopping needs.

“The bank’s gift will certainly help us keep our shelves stocked heading into the holiday season,” said Canton Food Pantry Co-Director Mary Buckley. “The whole town has been great with donations, which is fortunate because many local families and seniors are still recovering from the pandemic’s impact. The financial support of community partners like Bank of Canton is greatly appreciated.”

The bank’s $10,000 donation includes the annual proceeds of its Town Card credit card program. For every purchase and cash advance made with a Bank of Canton Town Card, the bank matches a percentage of the transaction amount and sets it aside in a charitable fund.

“As our communities continue to recover from the pandemic, we’re grateful for the hard work and commitment of the Canton Food Pantry volunteers,” said Stephen P. Costello, president and CEO of Bank of Canton. “The bank is proud to have a program that supports their mission.”

In September, Bank of Canton was recognized with a Corporate Citizenship Award from the Boston Business Journal for the third straight year. The bank has given more than $180,000 to the Canton Food Pantry since 2005.

The Canton Food Pantry, located at 960R Washington Street (in the back of the Marilyn G. Rodman Educational and Administrative Center), accepts non-perishable items on Mondays between 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 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.

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