POINT PLEASANT — The Peoples Bank Foundation, a non-profit corporation formed to make donations in Peoples Bank Market areas, announced it has donated $57,000 toward regional food pantries, including some in Mason County.
The foundation donated $2,000 to be divided among Crosslight of Hope in Ashton and the Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church-Service Committee.
“Peoples Bank is pleased to increase its support of food banks and pantries in communities all across our region,” Sharon Stapleton, Peoples Bank branch manager said. “The people who benefit from hunger programming and food assistance are our neighbors and friends. More than 3.7 million U.S. households with children were unable at times during the year to provide adequate nutrious food for their children. This reality is consistent across the areas we serve. If you have a child, chances are someone your child goes to school with struggles to get enough to eat”
Since the inception of Peoples Bank Foundation in 2003, it has donated more than $357,000 to area food pantries.
The Peoples Bank Foundation contributions focus on charitable giving in four major areas: community investment and economic development, youth and education, human services programs that improve the social needs of low-to-moderate income communities and individuals, and arts and culture. Organizers receiving foundation grants must meet those requirements and serve the markets where Peoples Bank currently has offices.