bankESB raises $39K for pantries

EASTHAMPTON — bankESB’s inaugural Neighbors Helping Neighbors fundraising drive raised $39,000 for local food pantries.

The appeal is part of bankESB’s charitable giving program, called The Giving Tree. Throughout November, the bank invited customers, employees, and members of the community to donate funds at bankESB branches. All donations received were matched, dollar for dollar, by bankESB and the total divided among food pantries in western Massachusetts communities the bank serves. Each of these participating food pantries received $3,000 to help feed families in need, including in the Gazette’s coverage area: Amherst Survival Center Food Pantry; BUCC Helping Hands Cupboard Food Pantry in Belchertown; Easthampton Community Center Food Pantry; Easthampton Congregational Church Food Cupboard & Oasis Kitchen; The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts in Hatfield; The Hadley Food Pantry; Hilltown Food Pantry in Goshen; Margaret’s Pantry in Holyoke; Neighbors Helping Neighbors Inc. in South Hadley; Northampton Survival Center and Southampton Community Cupboard.

January 20, 2022 via