Dedham Savings Community Foundation Pledges Additional Support to Local Food Pantries
The Dedham Savings Community Foundation has pledged $50,000 in grants to support local food pantries in communities served by the Bank, according to an announcement by Peter Brown, Dedham Savings President & CEO.
This special round of funding is in response to the ongoing impact COVID-19 has had on local businesses and individuals. The Foundation has made similar grants to food pantries during the previous two years.
Stated Brown, “Local food pantries continue to see high volumes in the number of families needing food assistance. The Dedham Savings Community Foundation board was once again strongly in support of responding to this ongoing need.”
Noted Mark Ingalls, Dedham Savings Chief Financial Officer, “The Foundation Board truly understands the Bank’s role in providing funding for critical services like food security. Board members were unanimously in favor of once again providing this unsolicited aid to local pantries.”
ABOUT DEDHAM SAVINGS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
The Dedham Savings Community Foundation is a privately funded foundation created by Dedham Savings in 2000 to provide financial support to charitable organizations that serve disadvantaged populations within the Bank’s community reinvestment area. These communities include Dedham, Needham, Norwood, Sharon, South Boston, Walpole, and Westwood and contiguous areas. Typical requests are received from schools, libraries, family service organizations and non-profit organizations. The Trustees of the Foundation accept grant requests from community organizations and make awards twice per year.