BNB do­nates $ 20,000 to lo­cal food pantries

The Pak Banker - - 6BUSINESS -

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.

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