This is a guest post from Kathleen Schirling at People’s United Bank. People’s is a long-time supporter of the Foodbank and we wanted to know more about their commitment to the communities they serve.
For many, walking into a grocery store and purchasing what is needed for food supplies is taken for granted. So many families live day-to-day not knowing where their next meal will come from.
The Vermont Foodbank does an incredible job working with our community to make sure individuals and families have the food that they need. The Vermont Foodbank has created many partnerships to ensure that each corner of Vermont is reached and healthy food is available in a variety of ways through community centers, shelters, community kitchens and more.
We are very fortunate to have the Vermont Foodbank and the incredible staff that takes so much pride in the work that they do.
For many years, People’s United Bank and People’s United Community Foundation, have been partnering with the Vermont Foodbank through volunteer hours, sponsorships and donations. Since 2010, the People’s United Community Foundation has provided a $20,000 grant to assist the Foodbank in securing much-needed food supplies.
People’s United has a proud legacy of investing our time, our funds and our talent to support the needs of those around us. We are leaders in the communities in which we work and we take our responsibility to be good neighbors seriously. People’s United Bank and the People’s United Community Foundation, together, give more than $5 million annually to programs and services that enhance the quality of life in the neighborhoods we serve.
People’s United Bank is a subsidiary of People’s United Financial, Inc., a diversified financial services company with $36 billion in assets. People’s United Bank, founded in 1842, is a premier, community-based, regional bank in the Northeast offering commercial and retail banking, as well as wealth management services through a network of over 400 retail locations in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.