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2022 Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Oxford, Massachusetts Robert J. Morton, president and CEO of bankHometown, announced that the bank’s 19th annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors fundraising drive raised $66,000 for local food pantries. This brings the total amount raised over the 19 years the program has been in place to $330,900.

The annual appeal is part of bankHometown’s charitable giving program, called The Giving Tree, which reflects the bank’s commitment to making a real difference in the neighborhoods it serves. Throughout the month of November, the bank invited customers, employees, and members of the community to donate funds at bankHometown branches. All donations received were matched, dollar for dollar, by bankHometown and the total divided among food pantries in Central Massachusetts and northeast Connecticut communities the bank serves. Each of these pantries received $4,400 to help feed families in need:


  • Athol Salvation Army Food Pantry
  • Auburn Youth and Family Services Food Pantry
  • CARE Food Pantry, Clinton
  • Food Share, Southbridge, Charlton & Sturbridge
  • Friendly House Pantry, Worcester
  • Millbury Senior Center
  • Ginny’s Helping Hand, , Leominster
  • Oxford Ecumenical Food Shelf
  • Sutton Senior Center Michael Chizy Food Pantry
  • John’s Food for the Poor, Worcester
  • Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, Webster


  • Community Kitchens of Northeastern CT, Killingly
  • Daily Bread, Putnam
  • Friends of Assisi, Killingly
  • Thompson Ecumenical Empowerment Group

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

The following businesses also contributed to Neighbors Helping Neighbors:

  • Abetter Asphalt
  • All Phase Dental Lab Service
  • All Star Incentive Marketing
  • American Legion Quinsigamond Post 318
  • Arland Tool & Mfg Inc
  • B - C Associates, Inc.
  • Baribeau Lawn & Tree LLC
  • Bunny Gear.Com Inc
  • Carl's Oxford Diner
  • Claudia Caldas Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine
  • Corey Austin Painting
  • CR Premier Properties, LLC
  • Custom Home Builders
  • Dave Aspinwall Excavating
  • Dave Fisher Contracting Inc
  • David V. Carruth Insurance Agency, Inc.
  • Doros Builders
  • Double G Enterprises LLC
  • Duvarney Jewelers
  • Electrical Construction & Contracting, Inc
  • Erich's Cutting Edge
  • Esler Family Foundation
  • Ewings Construction Services Inc
  • Floor Source Inc.
  • G.L.M., Inc.
  • Gold Star Builders, Inc.
  • Hawksley Realty Corporation
  • Holland Mail And Graphics, LLC
  • Island Container
  • J.O.C. Inc
  • Jezierski Plumbing & Heating Inc.
  • KLMB Properties LLC
  • Knapik Builders Inc.
  • Liberty Glass & Metal Ind Inc.
  • Linemaster Switch Corp
  • M & M Excavators Co., Inc.
  • Misysguycom
  • Noel's Auto Sales
  • Northeast Merchant Systems Inc.
  • O'Connell & O’Connell, P.C.
  • Osbrey Broadcasting Company/WINY
  • Oxford Insurance Agency, Inc.
  • P/S Irrigation, LLC
  • Paradis-Givner Funeral Home Inc
  • Paul R. Cook Trucking
  • Pete's Tire and Oil, LLC
  • Pratt & Company Inc.
  • Precision Auto Rebuilders, Inc.
  • Putnam Emblem Club 209
  • Quaddick Camping Area Inc.
  • R & T Realty Corp.
  • R J Marine Industries
  • Raps Auto Parts Supply, Inc.
  • Rice Barton Corporation
  • Riverside Mart, Inc.
  • RMLC Logistics LLC
  • RTI Materials Inc.
  • Sam S Pappas Certified Public Acct
  • South Oxford Finance Corporation
  • Spring Farm LLC
  • Teagan & Ash
  • Vandi Auto Supply, Inc.
  • Woodcome Insurance Agency, LLC
  • Woodstock Financial Planning Services
  • Woodstock Grill & Pizza
  • Woodstock Radiator and Repair

In the Photo:

bankHometown’s Thompson branch manager Maria Thomas and Woodstock branch manager George Dimopoulos present a check to Jo-Ann Chenail and Anne Miller of Thompson Ecumenical Empowerment Group, one of 15 pantries receiving donations from the bank’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors fundraising campaign.

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