ESSEX SAVINGS BANK DONATES TO LOCAL FOOD PANTRIES
Essex, Connecticut, December 19, 2017 – Each year all six branches and corporate office departments within of Essex Savings Bank hold a holiday contest designed to help those less fortunate in the local communities. After several years of helping other organizations, the Bank returned this year to support the Shoreline Soup Kitchen as well as the Chester and Madison food pantries.
This year’s goal was to collect non-perishable food for the three organizations while creating a display that invoked inclusiveness, gratitude, and/or neighbors helping neighbors. Although this contest adds to the fun of the season, the deeper goal for all of the Bank employees is to help those in need as that is the true spirit of the season. All donations were at the employees’ expense and generated by their goodwill. As a result of everyone’s efforts, on Tuesday, December 19th, Essex Savings Bank employees delivered over 900 pounds of food to the Shoreline Soup Kitchen and several box loads to the Madison and Chester food pantries!
In keeping with the theme of giving, the winning teams each chose a 501(c)3 to donate their prize funds. Coming in first was Old Lyme that chose Warm the Children to receive their donation.
Essex Savings Bank is a FDIC insured, state chartered, mutual savings bank established in 1851. The Bank serves the Connecticut River Valley and shoreline with six offices in Essex (2), Chester, Madison, Old Lyme and Old Saybrook providing a full complement of personal and business banking. Financial, estate, insurance and retirement planning are offered throughout the state by the Bank’s Trust Division, Essex Trust and wholly-owned subsidiary, Essex Financial Services, Inc., Member FINRA, SIPC.