Through August 15th, community members are asked to visit any of our branch offices with donations for the community’s local food pantries. MVSB’s charitable foundation, the MVSB Fund, has pledged to match up to $25,000 of the total funds collected.
“We’re very excited about this particular community initiative,” said Rick Wyman, Executive Vice President & CFO, and trustee of the MVSB Fund. “Food pantries receive a lot of support during the holidays, but often have a hard time keeping their shelves stocked during the remainder of the year and need has been critical over the last few summers. We feel this is a great opportunity for everyone to get involved in enhancing the well-being of our neighbors across the greater Lakes Region.”
The Bank is collecting funds at all of its offices through mid-August and you do not need to be an MVSB customer to participate. Community members may donate in cash or with checks made payable to Meredith Village Savings Bank.
MVSB will collect all donations, and then distribute them – along with the MVSB Fund’s match – equally among sixteen local food pantries serving the Lakes Region.
These contributions are in addition to a $3,795 donation made by the Bank to the Meredith Emergency Food Pantry earlier this year.
MVSB established the Meredith Village Savings Bank Fund in 1997 under the leadership of John Starrett who was then president and CEO of the Bank. Since then, 248 grants totaling more than $971,992 have been awarded to a wide range of environmental, social, educational, and historic projects throughout the Greater Lakes Region and Plymouth areas. Over the years, the Fund has supported literacy programs, after-school programs, environmental monitoring and education, restoration of historic structures, organizations that provide support for individuals and families in challenging circumstances, and equipment that helps save lives. The deadline for consideration for the 2014 grant cycle is October 15, 2014. Applications are available on the Bank’s website (www.mvsb.com) and at all MVSB offices.