Below is a press release from Lowell Five Bank, which has a branch at 270 Main Street in Wilmington:
TEWKSBURY, MA — Lowell Five Bank employees have chosen the Merrimack Valley Food Bank (MVFB) to receive their Q2 2021 Lowell Five Employee Charitable Giving (ECGC) Award. Each year, Lowell Five’s employees choose four charitable organizations from a list of employee-elected nominees to be the recipients of a Quarterly Employee Charitable Giving Award.
The Merrimack Valley Food Bank (MVFB) helps to supply 131 food pantries, shelters, and meal programs in 47 cities and towns throughout Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. These emergency food programs, in turn, serve nearly 70,000 low-income and homeless individuals each month.
The Q2 2021 ECGC Award of $9,250 is comprised of the total employee-elected charitable payroll contribution for the financial quarter matched 100% by Lowell Five Bank. In addition to the ECGC Award, Lowell Five employees held a food drive and raffle to collect and purchase just under 13,000 pounds of food items to donate to the MVFB during an employee food drive.
In a thank-you letter to Lowell Five, Debby Callery, Assistant Executive Director at the MVFB, thanked Lowell Five employees. “Pre-pandemic we rarely ordered food, but the need was so great that it was important that we provide as much healthy food as possible to families in our region that found themselves out of work and struggling to make ends meet. With financial contributions like yours, we have been able to do just that and will continue to do so throughout the coming year,” she commented.
Visit https://mvfb.org/how-to-help/donate-today/ to donate to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank.
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