Lakeville, CT – July 30, 2013
When Salisbury Bank hosted its Semi-Annual Employee Celebration on Wednesday, July 24th, the Bank decided to keep with its tradition of helping those less fortunate. Employees were encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to donate to local community food programs.
Food security refers to the availability of food and one’s access to it. According to the USDA, in 2011, 50.1 million people lived in food-insecure households and another 12.1 million adults lived in households with very low food security. Estimates also indicate that 1 in 6 children are food insecure. Food insecurity is not a “city problem”. It happens everywhere, in every town across America, including our own communities.
“We were very grateful for the enthusiastic support” said Rick Cantele, President and CEO of Salisbury Bank. “I would like to thank our employees, and I’m sure that the food programs will be thankful as well.”
The donations benefited six programs in the area: Owl’s Kitchen in Lakeville, CT, Center for Compassion in Dover Plains, NY, Sheffield Food Pantry in Sheffield, MA, Great Barrington Food Pantry in Great Barrington, MA, Food of Life Food Pantry in Amenia, NY, and Fishes and Loaves in Canaan, CT.
Salisbury Bank is a full-service community bank headquartered in Lakeville, Connecticut and presently operates full service branches in Canaan, Lakeville, Salisbury and Sharon, Connecticut, Sheffield and South Egremont Massachusetts as well as Dover Plains and Millerton, New York. The Bank has been serving families and businesses for 160 years and offers a full range of consumer and business banking products and services as well as trust and investment services.