BNB donates $ 20,000 to local food pantries
The Bridgehampton National Bank Apple campaign culminated today with the distribution of funds to local food pantries throughout the Bank’s marketplace. At a ceremony at the BNB Main office, pantries in Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Southampton, Springs and Sag Harbor each received a $1,000 check. Maureen’s Haven, which helps the homeless on the East End received a check for $2,000. This is only part of the $20,000 donated by bank customers, employees and the company itself. In addition, distributions were made to pantries from Deer Park and Hauppauge to Greenport and Montauk.
“The economic stresses have not eased for many people, and the past few storms have compounded the needs. Helping those people in our communities who struggle is part of what we believe community banking is all about,” said Kevin M. O’Connor, president and CEO of Bridgehampton National Bank. The Apple program began with a conversation initiated by the East Hampton Food Pantry several years ago. They suggested the “apple” as a means of recognizing donations. With 22 branches across Suffolk County, Bridgehampton National Bank took the program bank wide.