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Bank of Canton Donates $2,000 to Canton Food Pantry

Bank contributes $6,000 and hundreds of bags to food pantries in Canton, Quincy and Randolph

Corey Kleinbauer of Canton’s Community Emergency Response Team helps Canton Food Pantry volunteers prepare for curbside pickup hours.

CORRECTED VERSION: This corrected version of our original press release contains an updated photo caption.

CANTON, Mass. (April 23, 2020) – Bank of Canton recently donated $2,000 and several hundred bags to the Canton Food Pantry in response to the community’s growing need for food and basic necessities brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. The bank donated another $4,000 and bags to food pantries in Randolph and Quincy as well.

“We’ve greatly appreciated Bank of Canton’s contributions over the years, and we are very grateful today for its most recent check and supply of bags,” said Canton Food Pantry director Mary Buckley. “The layoffs, furloughs and school closures are taking a toll on local families. I think some are realizing that this could go on for a very long time, and will need assistance.”

The Canton Food Pantry is currently providing registered clients with prepackaged essential items using curbside check-in and pick-up during scheduled hours. “We have a wonderful group of volunteers,” said Buckley. “Stacey Bucci organized the new delivery system and coordinates the activities of the other volunteers. We’re making the most of the resources we have.”

The food pantry is still accepting donations of non-perishable items between 9:00-11:00am on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. They are taking extra precautions in accordance with the Canton Board of Health’s guidelines, setting all donations aside for six days before handling them. Items can also be dropped off at Pratt Realtors. Toilet paper, soap, toothpaste and deodorant are among the most needed items.

“We’re always thankful for monetary donations that allow us to buy items from the Greater Boston Food Bank,” Buckley added. “With fewer donation drop-off locations open to the public right now, and fewer people going out, we’re counting on donations through the Town of Canton’s website to help keep us going.”

“Bank of Canton is committed to supporting local organizations like the Canton Food Pantry, whose essential services are helping our community get through this pandemic,” said Stephen P. Costello, president and CEO of Bank of Canton. “The pantry and its dedicated volunteers continue to rise to the challenge, and we’re proud to support them.”

The Canton Food Pantry is located at 960R Washington Street (in the back of the Marilyn G. Rodman Educational and Administrative Center). It is operated entirely by volunteers who wish to help their fellow townspeople.


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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