(Pictured above from RCB: Teresa Cunha, Branch Administrator; Julie Thurlow, President & CEO)
Reading, MA – Reading Cooperative Bank (RCB) has presented the North Reading Food Pantry HOME Fund with a generous gift of $10,000 — $5,000 to be awarded this spring and $5,000 in May 2020.
“We were made aware of this project in April when some of us were regular patrons of the lobster bisque luncheons at the Union Congregational Church,” stated Julie Thurlow, the bank’s President & CEO. “From the start, we’ve strongly endorsed the goal of establishing a new and much-needed home for the Food Pantry in the town of North Reading, and we are very pleased to step up early in the fundraising effort with this gift.”
The gift is in line with the bank’s mission. RCB was established in 1886 with the mission of making it possible for the average “workingman” to purchase a home. Today, with an active presence in the local home mortgage market, the bank continues to support the idea of “home.” Presently, it is the North Reading Food Pantry that needs a home. The building stands ready for renovation and outfitting to the Pantry’s needs. The drive for funds is in high gear, helped by individuals, groups and now by RCB.
“At Reading Cooperative Bank we’re eager to invest in our communities, including North Reading, through the Bank’s Charitable Foundation,” explains Shanna Cahalane, Marketing Director at RCB. “We are proud to support local initiatives that enhance the quality of life for all of us.”
About Reading Cooperative Bank:
Reading Cooperative Bank is a depositor owned co-operative founded in 1886. This community-centric North Shore financial service provider has branches in Reading, Wilmington, North Reading, Andover, and Burlington. They also operate teaching branches at Northeast Metro Tech in Wakefield (open to the public) and at Reading Memorial High School (students and staff only), as well as an online branch at www.readingcoop.com.
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