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  • Monson Savings Bank Donates $5,000 to The Food Bank of Western Mass

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    November 18, 2020
    Monson Savings Bank Donates $5,000 to The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts to Help Community Members in Need

    Monson, MA – Giving back to local communities and their residents is a commitment that Monson Savings Bank takes great pride in and follows through on regularly. Recently, the Bank donated $5,000 to The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, Inc. in an effort to help address the food insecurity challenges being faced by many in the local area.
    “This year has been more difficult than ever for many residents. As a local community bank, it is our duty to help those most in need. We take our responsibility very seriously and do whatever is possible to help residents who are struggling,” said Steve Lowell, CEO of Monson Savings Bank. “We are so proud to have a great relationship with The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts and are thankful for the impact they make in our communities every day.”
    With people experiencing difficulties due to COVID-19 and other circumstances, many hard-working families are living week to week, seeking food assistance to fill gaps resulting from a shortage or loss of income. Thankfully, they can count on the dedicated staff, volunteers, donors and community partners of The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts
    Since 1982, The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts has been feeding neighbors in need and leading the community to end hunger. The organization provides food to independent member feeding sites in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties. These independent pantries, meal sites and shelters are on the front lines of emergency food assistance in the region, providing sustenance to individuals, families, seniors, children, veterans and people with disabilities to lead healthy and meaningful lives. The Food Bank relies on community support to carry out its mission.  Donations can be made online at www.foodbankwma.org or mailed to The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, P.0. Box 160, Hatfield, MA 01038.
    “We are grateful to partner with Monson Savings Bank to provide much-needed food assistance to households struggling to put food on the table during these challenging times. The bank’s investment of $5,000 enables us to provide 20,000 meals to seven food distribution sites in East Longmeadow, Hampden, Wilbraham and Ware, including three partner food pantries, three Food Bank Brown Bag sites at senior centers and our Mobile Food Bank in Ware.”
    To help The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, you can make a monetary contribution, participate in the organization’s fundraising and volunteer activities or advocate to end hunger by contacting your government representatives. You can learn more at https://www.foodbankwma.org/.
    About Monson Savings Bank
    Incorporated as a mutually chartered community bank in 1872, Monson Savings Bank has the longest tenure of service and stability in its market. Civic leaders chartered the bank with the intent to give working men and women the opportunity to save, which – incredibly, they could not do prior to the bank’s inception.  Today, Monson Savings Bank retains its legacy of empowerment through savings, but has expanded to serve its customers with a variety of innovative financial services, including digital banking, online mortgage applications and business banking, and commercial lending. The bank has expanded on its promise of “where people save, businesses prosper, and communities benefit” by opening offices in Hampden, Wilbraham, Ware, and most recently East Longmeadow, Massachusetts. The bank also opened a retail and business loan operations center in Wilbraham in 2020. Member FDIC, Member DIF, Equal Housing Lender.
    Caitlin M. O?Connor, Vice President, Marketing Officer, Monson Savings Bank
    coconnor@monsonsavings.com, 413-725-4561