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BankFive Foundation Contributes $13,000 to Local Food Pantries

BankFive Holiday Donation
December 22 2019 • by Andrea Rodrigues • News

In the spirit of giving this holiday season, BankFive Foundation, a fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts, has announced food pantry contributions totaling $13,000 to several non-profit organizations.
A $5,000 donation has been made to the Salvation Army of New Bedford to assist with the purchase of new shelving that can adequately store groceries for their food assistance program.
In addition, $1,000 donations have been made to each of the following organizations in support of their food pantries:
  • Sister Rose House Soup Kitchen, New Bedford
  • MO LIFE, New Bedford
  • First Baptist Church, Fall River
  • One Daily Bread Soup Kitchen, Taunton
  • Mercy Meals & More, New Bedford
  • The Greater Fall River Community Food Pantry, Fall River
  • Citizens for Citizens Food Pantry, Fall River
“Our local food pantries are not only an important resource for those in need during the holidays, but throughout the year,” said William R. Eccles Jr., President and CEO of BankFive. “We hope these latest contributions made through the BankFive Foundation will have a meaningful impact on the lives of numerous individuals in our community.”
John Vasconcellos, President of the Community Foundation said, “BankFive embraces their role as an important philanthropic force for good in our community. These grants will have a significant impact in providing that most essential of needs, food to our neighbors most in need”.