Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation donates over $10,000 to local food pantries
The Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation has awarded over $10,000 to help stock food pantry shelves in Danielson, Jewett City and Preston.The St. Mary’s Food Pantry in Jewett City will use a $5,000 grant from the Foundation to meet the increased need of families in Jewett City, Griswold, Voluntown and Canterbury. The Friends of Assisi Food Pantry in Danielson received $4,000 from the Foundation for the purchase of a cooler to store dairy and produce prior to distribution. And the Preston City Congregational Church received a $1,200 grant to stock the shelves of their new Food Pantry.The food pantry awards were announced recently at a morning reception held in Griswold, where representatives from 18 local non-profit civic and charitable organizations were present to receive a combined total of $25,350 in grants from the Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation.The Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation was established in 2003 to reinforce, encourage, and support the Bank’s ongoing commitment to the well being of the communities it serves. According to Foundation President Kevin C. Merchant, this year’s grant awards bring the total amount of funds distributed by the Foundation since its founding to over $225,000. Click here for more information about the Foundation.
Pictured clockwise from top right:Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation President, Kevin Merchant with representatives of the Preston City Congregational Church, Harriett Rosiene, Stella Dawley and Rev. Stanley White.
Pictured from left to right:Deacon Paul Baillargeon, St. Mary’s Food Pantry; Kevin Merchant, Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation President; and Pauline Millette, Friends of Assisi Food Pantry
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