PEABODY, MA — (www.northshore-bank.com) North Shore Bank recently announced the donation of $1,600 to the Haven from Hunger in Peabody. The proceeds were given by bank employees during the month of May 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 COO, Kevin Tierney related:
“Haven from Hunger has 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 May 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 operates both a Food Pantry and a Community Meals Program though its 2,700 square foot facility on Wallis Street in Peabody. Serving more than 1,500 individuals every month, the organization is open four days a week: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. On those days the Pantry distributes food from 10:30AM to 2:30PM, while hot meals are served from 5PM-6PM.
According to Alyse Barbash, Executive Director of Haven from Hunger:
“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.”
About North Shore Bank
North Shore Bank is a full-service community bank based in Peabody, Massachusetts and serving the personal and business banking needs of the North Shore, eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Established in 1888, the bank operates out of ten area offices, located in Beverly, Danvers, Middleton, Peabody, Salem and Saugus.
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 http://havenfromhunger.org.
|Pictured (left to right) is North Shore Bank’s Dave Munroe, Alyse Barbash, Executive Director of Haven From Hunger and Chris Pesce, also from North Shore Bank.|