Haven from Hunger - Jeans Day
Gianna Langis, Development Officer of Citizens Inn (left) receives a $1,600 donation from Francia CiPrian, Asst. Manager of NSB's Peabody Square office.
North Shore Bank recently announced the donation of $1,600 to Citizen Inn Haven from Hunger in Peabody. The proceeds were given by bank employees during the month of April as part of their weekly “Jeans Day” program. In exchange for $5 each week, staff can wear jeans to work with the funds collected pooled and then donated to an area charity.
North Shore Bank President and CEO, Kevin Tierney related:
Citizens Inn and Haven from Hunger have such an incredible reputation in the City of Peabody and has consistently done so much for area residents.” He further related, “When we were considering organizations to support for our Jeans Day effort, they were clearly at the top of our list and we’re thrilled to be able to assist them.
Haven from Hunger’s work currently includes a food pantry and a community-meals program at 71 Wallis Street in Peabody. The food pantry provides over 3,800 individuals with fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, dairy, and canned goods, and serves residents from Peabody, Salem and Lynnfield. The community-meals program offers guests a filling, nutritious supper in a friendly atmosphere four nights a week. Last year, this program served over 15,600 meals.
We’re so thankful for the support of North Shore Bank.” She went on to say, “This generous donation will help Haven from Hunger provide the programs and services upon which our clients rely.
- Gianna Langis, Development Officer of Citizens Inn:
About Citizens Inn
Citizens Inn works on an individual basis to help families and individuals who are experiencing a housing crisis or food insecurity. Citizens Inn, now merged with Haven from Hunger, has served families and individuals across the North Shore for over 34 years. Their programs – Citizens Inn Between, Citizens Inn Transition, Citizens Inn Homes, and Citizens Inn Haven from Hunger – are designed to help families and individuals prepare for and transition to a sustainable life. Through their work, they not only provide a safe place to stay and a meal on the table, but offer tools to empower families and individuals to find permanent solutions to break the patterns of instability in their lives.
About Haven from Hunger
Haven from Hunger distributes emergency food to families throughout Peabody, Salem and Lynnfield. The organization has been a symbol of hope and compassion to these cities and towns since 1982. Together with the solidarity and commitment of its staff and volunteers, Haven from Hunger is a gateway to positive change in the lives of the people that it serves.
To volunteer or donate to Haven from Hunger, visit www.citizensinn.org