FLORENCE—Florence Bank has donated $7,500 to the Easthampton Community Center to support their Food Pantry Program that serves 22 towns throughout the Valley.
The Easthampton Community Center’s Food Pantry currently provides food each month to 6,000 food insecure individuals in need, including more than 600 children in the greater Easthampton area through their Kid’s Summer Pantry Program.
The Easthampton Community Center has been a dependable resource in the Easthampton community for 46 years. The core of the Community Center’s mission is to provide services and assistance to residents through their Food Pantry, Community Care Kitchen, and Clothing Closet programs. Additionally, the Community Center serves as a meeting space for community groups and celebratory gatherings.
“We are pleased to be able to contribute to the Easthampton Community Center so they can continue to serve the people of the greater Easthampton area with the essential resources offered through their Food Pantry,” said Florence Bank president and chief executive officer, Kevin R. Day.
Robin Bialecki, Easthampton Community Center’s executive director added, “Since the on-set of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Easthampton Community Center has seen a huge influx in the number of individuals in need. Donations like this from Florence Bank will help keep our mission sustainable and strong during this challenging time.”
Florence Bank is a community bank, which means it prioritizes its customers and the community. With no stockholders, Florence Bank can focus on the ideas and decisions that are good for customers, staff and those in the wider community.
Florence Bank has branches in Amherst, Belchertown, Easthampton, Granby, Hadley, Northampton, Williamsburg, West Springfield, and Springfield, and it is headquartered in Florence.
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Florence Bank is a mutually-owned savings bank chartered in 1873. Currently, the bank serves the Pioneer Valley through 11 full-service branch locations in Florence, Northampton, Easthampton, Williamsburg, Amherst, Hadley, Belchertown, Granby, West Springfield and Springfield. Additionally, they offer 24 ATMs and a wide range of financial services including investment management through FSB Financial Group (FSBFG) to consumers and businesses. Florence Bank is consistently voted best local bank by the readers of the Valley Advocate and the Daily Hampshire Gazette.