Wilkes Barre, Pa. — Community Bank N.A. branches across New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont have joined together to host a canned food drive throughout February. The more than 125 participating branches aim to collect 5,000 items for local food pantries and food banks.
This is the third consecutive year Community Bank N.A. has hosted a February food drive in honor of National Canned Food Month. In 2019, branches collected 4,127 nonperishable items for 30 local food pantries, shelves and banks.
“Our local food pantries need our support,” Community Bank N.A. Pennsylvania President Barbara Maculloch said. “We’re hopeful that the food collected from this drive will help keep their shelves stocked for weeks to come. We encourage all community members to scan your cupboards or grab an extra item from the store and give what you can at any participating Pennsylvania branch.”
All Pennsylvania branches are participating, which includes Laceyville; Carbondale; Little Meadows; Jermyn; Jessup; Back Mountain; Edwardsville; Kingston; Pittston; Clarks Summit; Scranton Davis Street, Keyser Ave, North Washington and Wyoming Ave; Olyphant; Wilkes Barre Franklin Street and South Main Street; Freeland; Lehighton; Lansford; Daleville; Bowman’s Creek; Montrose; Hazleton Airport Road and South Church Street; Dickson City; Towanda; Tunkhannock; Wyalusing and Meshoppen.
To participate in the food drive, bring your nonperishable canned food items to your local Community Bank N.A. by Feb. 28. For more information on the bank, visit cbnanews.com.
Community Bank N.A. is a Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.
About Community Bank System Inc.
Community Bank System Inc. operates more than 240 customer facilities across Upstate New York, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Vermont and Western Massachusetts through its banking subsidiary, Community Bank N.A. and has been serving its communities for more than 150 years. With more than $11 billion in assets, the DeWitt, New York-headquartered company is among the country’s 100 largest financial institutions. Community Bank N.A. has consistently been ranked among the top 15 best banks in America by Forbes magazine for the past eight years running, and was most recently ranked third in 2019. In addition to a full range of retail and business banking services, the company offers comprehensive financial planning, insurance and wealth management services. Community Bank System Inc. subsidiaries/business units include OneGroup NY Inc., which provides risk management and commercial insurance, employee benefits and personal lines insurance; Community Bank Wealth Management, which provides investment advisory, personal trust and financial planning services, as well as personal, business and nonprofit portfolio design; and Benefit Plans Administrative Services Inc., which provides actuarial, retirement and VEBA/HRA plan administration, and collective investment fund, employee benefit trust and transfer agency services.
Community Bank System Inc. is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the company’s stock trades under the symbol “CBU.” For more information about Community Bank, visit cbna.com or ir.communitybanksystem.com.
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