Thomaston Savings Bank was awarded honorable mention by the American Bankers Association (ABA) Foundation’s Community Commitment Awards. The Bank was recognized under the category of Community & Economic Development, for the Community Kitchen Project, an initiative that arranged food preparation and delivery from food service customers to provide meals for organizations that focus on crisis intervention and food security in the community.
“It was stirring to work on this innovative and meaningful initiative. To be able to make an immediate and significant difference in the lives of our business customers as well as those on the front lines addressing food insecurity and homelessness was beyond gratifying. This tremendously thoughtful and generous enterprise is a true testament to the Bank’s resolve to identify and meet the needs of the communities we serve.”– Cheryl Lindstrom, AVP, Community Outreach Officer
The Community Kitchen Project was introduced in February 2021 and paired a selection of the Bank’s restaurant customers with non-profit organizations in the local community. The Bank purchased meals from the restaurants who prepared and delivered the food to the selected organization based on their needs to serve their guests. This initiative supplied over 5,800 meals to nine different agencies.
The ABA Foundation’s Community Commitment Awards honor banks across the industry that are taking steps to enhance the quality of life in their communities, promote financial inclusion, and support economic recovery and growth in one of their initiatives. This program highlights banks across the U.S. and their dedication to upholding corporate social responsibility. The Foundation selects individual banks as winners, while also noting a short list of honorable mentions for the different categories.