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In honor of National Canned Food Month, Community Bank donates to local pantries & food banks

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Fri, Feb 26th 2021 09:25 am

Loc-Community Bank donates $1,200 to FeedMore WNY

February marks National Canned Food Month. 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,” Community Bank Regional Manager Eric Garvin said. “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 nonprofit 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, Meals on Wheels provided approximately 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 proud member of the national organizations Feeding America, Meals on Wheels America and the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Providers. FeedMore also holds memberships in Feeding NYS, Meals on Wheels New York State and numerous other critical organizations.

Throughout its more than 150-year history, Community Bank has remained committed to a community-focused approach that puts customers first. In 2020, the bank’s annual charitable giving reached more than $1.9 million in sponsorships, donations and grants.

For more information about Community Bank, visit cbnanews.com.

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