09/18/2017: North Brookfield Savings Bank Combats Hunger with Annual Fall Food Drive

NBSB Food Drive

With the giving season coming upon us, it is common for all of us to turn our attention to caring for those around us. As the North Brookfield Savings Bank 10th Annual Fall Food Drive fundraiser celebrates its decade anniversary and expresses thanks to the communities for their ongoing support, the overall message is clear; the need continues, give often.

North Brookfield Savings Bank’s popular Food Drive fundraiser to help local families in need is known to be a permanent NBSB fixture during the month of October. The Food Drive reminds us that there are still people struggling and about how important it is to care for our friends and neighbors, more now than ever. Employees and community members are encouraged once again to make their annual donation anytime from October 1st through the 31st with the proceeds going directly to local food pantries.

NBSB’s goal is to collect at least 3,500 items total, but its support to families in need doesn’t end there. For every item collected, the bank will contribute $1, for a total of up to $3,500, to help fund the pantries’ operations.

Residents are encouraged to drop off non-perishable food items, paper goods and toiletries at any NBSB branch during the drive to any NBSB branch location.

  • North Brookfield Branch: 9 Gilbert Street
  • East Brookfield: 100 West Main Street, Route 9
  • West Brookfield Branch: 128 West Main Street, Route 9
  • Ware Branch & Business Center: 40 Main Street, Route 9
  • Belchertown Branch: 4 Daniel Shays Highway, Routes 9 & 202
  • Palmer Branch: 1051 Thorndike Street
  • Three Rivers Branch: 2060 Main Street

Examples of nonperishable and non-food items that pantries can use are: paper towels, toilet paper, tissues, diapers and baby wipes; deodorant, soap, tooth brushes and toothpaste; dry and canned pasta and soups, canned meats, tuna and salmon, peanut butter, jelly, tea bags and ground coffee; canned vegetables and fruits, hot and cold cereals, rice, cake mixes, pancake mix, syrup, powdered milk and granulated sugar; canned juices, baby food, baby formula, granola and cereal bars.

“We have neighbors who are in need and it is important for us as a local, community bank to do our part to help them,” said North Brookfield Savings Bank President & CEO Donna Boulanger. “On 10th anniversary of North Brookfield Savings Bank hosting the Food Drive, we are awestruck to look back at the generosity displayed over the years by community members, local businesses and employees of the Bank. It has been an honor to work alongside the local food pantries to help those in our shared communities who are struggling. Thank you to everyone who has contributed through the years.”

The Annual Fall Harvest Food Drive is just one of the many local outreach events held by North Brookfield Savings Bank to help address the needs of the communities it serves. From November 1 through December 9, NBSB will continue the tradition of collecting gifts for children of local struggling families through the NBSB Annual Holiday Toy Drive being held at all of the Bank’s branches. The Bank also holds multiple in-branch fundraisers annually to benefit various local charities.