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Washington Trust Collects 2.5 Tons of Peanut Butter

April 25, 2024

2024 Marked Bank’s 24th Annual Peanut Butter Drive

The Drive kicked off in late February with Washington Trust employees donating peanut butter at the Bank’s annual employee appreciation celebration. Customers and community members then supported the Drive throughout March by bringing jars to Washington Trust’s 27 branch locations. Donors also made online monetary contributions directly to the food banks websites and the Washington Trust Charitable Foundation matched, dollar-for-dollar, all online contributions.

“Washington Trust is committed to supporting organizations that provide hunger relief to those facing food insecurity in our communities,” said Edward O. “Ned” Handy III, Washington Trust Chairman & CEO and former President of the Board of Directors for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. “We’re proud to spearhead this annual event that brings together our employees, customers, and community members in a united mission to help families struggling to make ends meet, especially during these challenging economic times.”

Satellite collections were also hosted in partnership with local businesses, schools, and community organizations including, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners- RI Chapter (Providence, RI), B&B Dockside (Westerly, RI), Charlestown Mini-Super (Charlestown, RI), City of Cranston Parks & Recreation Department (Cranston, RI), Hendricken High School (Warwick, RI), JR Scallops (Mystic, CT), Literacy Volunteers of Washington County (Westerly, RI), North Providence High School (North Providence, RI), Pat’s Power Equipment (Charlestown, RI), Pond View Raquet Club (Westerly, RI), the Providence Police Department (Providence, RI), Rippy’s Liquor & Marketplace (Charlestown, RI), ServiceMaster by Mason (Pawcatuck, CT), South Shore Village (South Kingston, RI), St. Kevin School (Warwick, RI), State Street School (Westerly, RI), Subway (Seekonk, MA), The Cove Restaurant (Charlestown, RI), WattsNatural Tutoring (Providence, RI), and the Westerly Senior Center (Westerly, RI). East Providence-based Peanut Butter manufacturer Nuts-n-More also donated 400 jars of peanut butter to the effort.

The Bank will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Drive next year; if your business or community organization would like to support the Washington Trust Peanut Butter Drive next year, click here.

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