Now through February 15, community members are asked to visit our closest office with donations for the community’s local food pantries. Our charitable foundation – The MVSB Fund – has pledged to match up to $15,000 of the total funds collected.
“We’re very excited about this particular community initiative,” said Rick Wyman, Chief Financial Officer and Trustee of the MVSB Fund. “Our food pantries are seeing more demand today than ever before. We feel this is a great opportunity for everyone to get involved in enhancing the well-being of our neighbors in the Lakes Region and Plymouth area. Regardless of how small or large a contribution someone is able to make, it’s wonderful to know that each donation will go twice as far as it normally would.”
We will be collecting funds at all of our offices throughout central New Hampshire through February 15. Community members may donate in cash or with checks written to Meredith Village Savings Bank. We will collect all donations, and then distribute them – along with the MVSB Fund’s match – equally among the food pantries: Alton Community Food Pantry, Ashland Community Food Pantry, Calvary Bible Church Food Pantry (Meredith), Community Food Center (Tamworth), First Fruits Food Pantry (Sanbornton), Inreach Ministries Food Pantry (Laconia),Lakes Region Food Pantry (Moultonborough), L.I.F.E Ministries Food Pantry (Wolfeboro), Meredith Emergency Food Pantry, Plymouth Area Community Closet, Salvation Army (Laconia), St. Vincent de Paul Society (Laconia), United Baptist Church Food Pantry(Laconia) . You do not need to be an MVSB customer to participate.
For information about the program, call us at 279-9294. For donation purposes, a full listing of locations and phone numbers can be found by clicking here.