Community Bank N.A. donates to local pantries and food banks
February marks National Canned Food Month and for the past three years, Community Bank N.A. has supported local pantries and food banks by hosting food drives at each of its branches.
Last year, Community Bank collected 12,290 canned food items and the bank has continued to participate in the celebration this year by donating $12,290 to eight food banks in its four-state footprint which includes New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Massachusetts. Locally, Community Bank donated $1,200 to FeedMore WNY.
“This past year has been very difficult for many and we’ve seen the difference that the FeedMore WNY is making in our community — we are delighted to donate $1,200 in honor of National Canned Food Month,” said Eric Garvin, Community Bank regional manager. “On behalf our entire team at Community Bank, we’d like to thank FeedMore WNY for its ongoing efforts not only to increase food security in the communities it serves, but also for all that the non-profit has done to pivot and meet the growing demand for its services during these trying times.”
FeedMore WNY’s food bank and Meals on Wheels programs have been feeding the Western New York community for a combined history of more than 90 years. In 2020, the Meals on Wheels program provided 1.4 million meals to homebound neighbors and through congregate dining sites. Its food bank program distributed more than 17 million pounds of nutritious fresh and shelf-stable foods to nearly 300 pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters and other hunger-relief agencies throughout Erie, Niagara, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties.
FeedMore WNY is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and is a member of the national organizations Feeding America, Meals on Wheels America and the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Providers.