BURLINGTON, Vt., Aug. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Merchants Bank donated $5,000 to the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf at the Festival of Fools celebration in Burlington, VT., on Sunday, July 31. The Bank's $5,000 donation will provide 15,000 meals to neighbors in need.
"We are so grateful to Merchants Bank for feeding our hungry neighbors," said Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf Director Rob Meehan, "Summer months can be hard for vulnerable families who rely on school breakfast and lunch to help feed their children and this donation helps us meet that need."
The Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf works to alleviate hunger by feeding people and cultivating opportunities. As the largest direct service emergency food provider in Vermont, the Food Shelf serves roughly 11,000 people each year.
Erika Baldasaro, Community Banking Division and Sales Manager at Merchants Bank stated "We are thrilled to make this donation to the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. They work tirelessly to ensure our neighbors have food year round and we are delighted to support their mission."
About Merchants Bank:
A Vermont-chartered commercial bank established in 1849, Merchants Bank is the largest Vermont-based bank. The bank's business, municipal, consumer, and investment customers enjoy personalized relationships, sophisticated online and mobile banking options, with 31 branches in Vermont and 1 location in Massachusetts, operating as NUVO, A division of Merchants Bank. American Banker ranks Merchants Bank a "Top 200" in America among 851 peers. For more information, go to www.mbvt.com. Where do you want to grow? (Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender, NASDAQ: MBVT)
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