05/08/2019 North Brookfield Savings Bank Continues Feed a Camper at Camp Putnam Fundraiser
North Brookfield Savings Bank has been a proud, longtime community supporter of Camp Putnam, making donations exceeding $30,000 over the past years. The strong community connection with the organization continues as the Bank announces that the Feed a Camper at Camp Putnam fundraiser will return again during May and June of 2019.
North Brookfield Savings Bank is encouraging community members to once again join forces with the Bank to raise funds and help feed local campers this summer. Nestled in the fields and forests of New Braintree, Camp Putnam provides an authentic, nature-based camping experience for children and is affordable for all families regardless of income. With the help of the community, North Brookfield Savings Bank hopes to ease the concern for campers who may face the struggle of food insecurity during their everyday lives, and allow them to have a carefree, fun-filled camp experience.
North Brookfield Savings Bank places a high value on public service, with “Community Support” being one of the five established core values of the Bank. Therefore, the Bank kicked off the fundraiser with a $1,000 donation, in hopes that the continued teamwork with their communities will allow them to raise even more. With a total fundraising goal of $1,500, North Brookfield Savings Bank is asking community members, customers and Bank employees to help raise the remaining $500 during May and June by donating at any branch location.
“We continue to be exceptionally grateful for the generous support of the customers, employees and leadership of North Brookfield Savings Bank. NBSB’s support through the “Feed a Camper” campaign assists in us providing three healthy, home cooked meals per day each day to each of our 750+ summer campers. For many of our campers, food insecurity is a real and constant factor in their lives,” said Todd Stewart, Executive Camp Director. “The generous support of the “Feed a Camper” campaign assists us in continuing our mission of providing all campers an enriching, safe and productive summer experience regardless of their families’ financial circumstances.”
Camp Putnam spends more than $40,000 on food every summer and proudly serves campers tasty and healthy home-cooked and “kid-friendly” meals such as homemade mac and cheese, tacos, shepherd’s pie, fresh fruits and veggies, pancakes, french toast and more.
Stewart continued, “We are entering our 72nd summer of maintaining our mission to serve ALL interested children regardless of ability to pay. Healthy, filling, family-style meals are central to our programming and to our mission. There is nothing quite like the atmosphere of our dining hall full of happy campers sharing highlights of their day over a delicious and nutritious meal.”
Want to know how you can donate? Anyone can make a donation into the designated collection jars displayed along the teller line at any North Brookfield Savings Bank branch location, with branches located in North Brookfield, East Brookfield, West Brookfield, Ware, Belchertown, Palmer and Three Rivers.
“North Brookfield Savings Bank is honored to partner with and support organizations like Camp Putnam, whose efforts help aid in the well-being and happiness of our young, local community members,” said Donna Boulanger, North Brookfield Savings Bank President and CEO. “Camp Putnam provides a safe, nurturing, healthy, and fun environment for campers to make friends and experience personal growth. We are hopeful that with our contribution and the generosity of our community members we will once again reach and exceed our goal to help feed campers well-rounded, nutritious meals.”
North Brookfield Savings Bank is also a proud $500 Gold Sponsor of the Camp Putnam Ramble Q event taking place on May 19, 2019. The event features a Kid’s Fun Run at 10:30am, Red Feather Ramble 5K at 11am, a Chicken BBQ from 12pm – 2pm, and an After Party from 2pm and on with live music, local craft beer, a corn hole tournament and kids games.