Sunday, April 30, 2017

Guilford Savings Bank Supports Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries with "Green for Greens"

(front row, l to r) Guilford Saving Bank Branch Manager,
Dave Carswell, SSKP Board Member Rick Westbrook,
SSKP Executive Director, Patty Dowling, and Guilford
Saving Bank Community Development Officer, Lisa La Monte.
(Back row, l to r) Guilford Saving Bank Assistant Branch Manager,
 Sandra Miller, and Guilford Saving Bank tellers Ryan Donovan
and Brandy Reilly.
Guilford Savings Bank has awarded a $4,000 grant to Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries to purchase fresh produce for needy residents of the shoreline. The grant, called “Green for Greens”, helps assure that local families who come to SSKP’s food pantries will be provided with fresh fruit and vegetables, in addition to non-perishable foods.

Lisa LeMonte, Marketing and Community Development Officer at Guilford Savings Bank, shared, I know I speak for everyone at GSB when I say how proud we are to provide “Green for Greens” that allows The Shoreline Soup Kitchen and Pantries to supplement their budget with funds to purchase additional fresh produce.”

“The support of Guilford Savings Bank and their generous “Green for Greens” is truly a gift to those we serve at our 5 food pantries.  We all know the feeling of eating a fresh crisp apple, or finding a banana in our lunch bag when we are hungry midday.  Because of GSB, those in need will share in that feeling, and on behalf of those we serve, I sincerely thank Guilford Savings Bank for their commitment to providing access to fresh fruits and vegetables,” said Patty Dowling, Executive Director.

About The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries
Founded 28 years ago, The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries provides food and fellowship to people in need and educates the community about hunger and poverty, serving the Connecticut shoreline towns of Essex, Chester, Clinton, Madison, Old Saybrook, East Lyme, Lyme, Old Lyme, Killingworth, Westbrook and Deep River.

About Guilford Savings Bank
GSB has been serving the financial needs of the Connecticut shoreline for over 140 years.  Recently named the #1 Community Bank in Connecticut, it is the premier relationship bank, providing banking, lending, wealth management and life insurance solutions for personal, small business and commercial customers. For more information visit www.gsbyourbank.com.

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