Andrew J. Raczka, president and CEO of Abington Bank, has announced that the bank’s inaugural Neighbors Helping Neighbors fundraising drive raised $19,350 for several local food pantries, including Aunt Dot’s Kitchen in Hull.
The effort is part of the bank’s charitable giving program, called The Giving Tree, which reflects the bank’s commitment to making a difference in the neighborhoods it serves.
Throughout the month of November, the bank invited customers, employees, and members of the wider community to donate funds at the bank’s branches. All donations received were matched, dollar for dollar, by the bank, and the total was divided among food pantries on the South Shore and the South Coast communities the bank serves. Each of the participating food pantries received $2,150 to help feed families in need. They are:
- Aunt Dot’s Kitchen Food Pantry, Hull
- Avon Food Pantry
- Cohasset Food Panty
- Holbrook Food Pantry
- Scituate Food Pantry
- South Shore YMCA Food Pantry, Quincy
- Vincent de Paul Society Food Pantry, Abington
- Support the Soupman Corp., Brockton
- The Family Food Pantry – Damien’s Place, East Wareham
“Abington Bank would like to thank everyone who selflessly donated to our Neighbors Helping Neighbors campaign,” said Raczka. “We’re pleased that these food pantries [received] much-needed funds in time for the holiday season.”
Headquartered in Abington, the bank has served its community for more than 100 years. It operates branches in Abington, Avon, Cohasset, Holbrook, and Marion and supports neighborhoods through a variety of sponsorship programs. In 2020, the bank donated more than $88,000 and over the past five years has donated more than $291,000.
Office staff at Abington Bank’s Cohasset branch on South Main Street presented a check to Aunt Dot’s Kitchen Food Pantry of Hull. Pictured are: (from left) Abington Bank teller supervisor Erica Valentino and assistant branch manager Rachel Swanson; Aunt Dot’s Kitchen representative Vincent Harte; and Abington Bank teller Bansari Gandhi and Vice President/branch officer Karen Dwyer-White.