Pictured left to right are Aimee Martin, NSB Merrimac Branch Manager, jourbert St. Fleur, Our Neighbors' Table Warehouse Manager, and Lyndsey Haight, Our Neighbors' Table Executive Director.
PEABODY, MA (www.northshore-bank.com) – When North Shore Bank established their Jeans Days for Charity program in April of 2015, the goal was to raise money for local non-profit organizations while allowing their employees to dress casual one day a week. Each month, employees designate a different non-profit, and in exchange for $5 they are allowed to wear jeans each Friday. The accumulated funds are then donated to the chosen organization at the end of each month. A year and a half after the program was introduced the bank’s Jeans Day program has contributed over $25,000 to local non-profit organizations and charitable funds.
In September, the bank’s Merrimac branch staff nominated Our Neighbors’ Table, a food assistance organization based in Amesbury, MA. Our Neighbors’ Table provides hot, nutritious meals prepared on-site and a multi-site food pantry program that provides a broad assortment of fresh dairy, meat, and produce, grocery staples, and personal care items. Their programs are made possible by the generosity of local donors and volunteers.
Aimee Martin, Sales and Service Manager of North Shore Bank’s Merrimac branch said:
“It’s pretty hard not to be inspired by Our Neighbors’ Table and their commitment to the surrounding community.” She went on to say, “It was only natural that we would think of them as a potential Jeans Day recipient. We’re really happy to be able to assist them in their mission.”
Our Neighbors’ Table Executive Director Lyndsey Haight said of North Shore Bank’s contribution:
“There are a lot of fun and creative ways the community can help us fight hunger. A big THANK YOU to the employees of North Shore Bank for turning their Jeans Days into 1,000 meals for our neighbors in need!”
About Our Neighbors’ Table
Our Neighbors’ Table’s grocery programs provide groceries, fresh foods, and toiletries to 600 households from 12 cities and towns each week and delivers groceries and hot meals to home-bound individuals in Amesbury and Merrimac. The Wednesday Meal provides a three-course dinner to more than 100 guests each week. Each holiday season, they distribute special groceries and turkeys to more than 500 families. But most of all, food is never more than a phone call away through their 24/7 emergency hotline. For more information on how you can help fight hunger in our community, visit www.ourneighborstable.org.
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 twelve area offices, located in Beverly, Danvers, Merrimac, Middleton, Newton, New Hampshire, Peabody, Salem and Saugus.
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