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Oxford, Massachusetts – Robert J. Morton, president and CEO of bankHometown, announced that this year’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors program raised more than $26,000 for local food pantries. This brings the total amount raised over the 16 years the program has been in place to $193,500.

Each year, the bank invites customers, employees, and members of the community to donate funds at bankHometown branches throughout the month of November. All of the donations received are matched by bankHometown and the total divided among food pantries in Massachusetts and Connecticut communities the bank serves. For 2019, each of these 13 food pantries received $2,000:

Massachusetts:

  • Athol Salvation Army Food Pantry - Athol
  • Auburn Youth and Family Services, Inc. Food Pantry - Auburn
  • CARE Food Pantry - Clinton
  • Food Share - Southbridge, Charlton & Sturbridge
  • Friends of the Millbury Seniors - Millbury
  • Ginny’s Helping Hand, Inc. - Leominster
  • Oxford Ecumenical Food Shelf - Oxford
  • Sutton Senior Center’s Michael A. Chizy Food Pantry - Sutton
  • St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry - Webster

Connecticut:

  • Community Kitchens of Northeastern CT - Killingly
  • Daily Bread - Putnam
  • Friends of Assisi - Killingly
  • Thompson Ecumenical Empowerment Group (TEEG) - Thompson

“bankHometown would like to thank everyone who selflessly donated to our Neighbors Helping Neighbors campaign,” said Morton. “We’re pleased that these food pantries have received much-needed funds in time for the holiday season.” 

Area businesses contributing to this year’s campaign include:

  • All Phase Dental Lab Service, Inc.
  • Arland Tool & Mfg. Inc.
  • Baribeau Lawn & Tree LLC
  • Breezy Corner, LLC
  • Double G Enterprises LLC
  • EPV Plastics Corporation
  • Erich's Cutting Edge
  • Ewings Constructions Services, Inc.
  • Giguere Lumber Sales, Inc.
  • Guerin Plumbing LLC
  • Harrisville Golf Course
  • Island Storage
  • O.C. Inc.
  • JSK Financial Services, Inc., Professional Business Services
  • Kamac NDT Associates LLC
  • Knapik Builders Inc.
  • Little River Recycling, Inc.
  • MASS TEN Enterprises, LLC
  • Monroe On Mane, LLC
  • Need-A-Lift-Medivan, Inc.
  • Nordic Shield Plastics Corporation
  • Osbrey Broadcasting Co. - WINY Radio
  • Oxford Insurance Agency, Inc.
  • P/S Irrigation, LLC
  • Paradis-Givner Funeral Home, Inc.
  • Paul R. Cook Trucking
  • Pratt Trucking Company, Inc.
  • Precision Auto Rebuilders, Inc.
  • S & N Excavators
  • Sam S. Pappas, CPA
  • VANDI Auto Supply - NAPA Auto Parts
  • Warrenview Inc.
  • Woodstock Radiator & Repair

In the Photo
bankHometown President and CEO Robert J. Morton (back row at left) along with representatives of the 13 Massachusetts and Connecticut food pantries receiving donations from the bank’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors fundraising campaign.

About bankHometown
bankHometown was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Oxford, Massachusetts. The bank has $1.0 billion in assets and 15 branches located throughout central Massachusetts and northeastern Connecticut. Through its sponsorship and charitable giving program, bankHometown and the Hometown Bank Community Foundation support non-profit organizations and causes throughout Worcester and Windham Counties. In 2018, the bank and foundation donated more than $200,000 to over 110 organizations. For more information, visit bankHometown.com.


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