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Washington Trust Donates $22,000 to Local Hunger Relief Agencies in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut

November 29, 2022

The Washington Trust Charitable Foundation today announced that it has made grants totaling $22,000 to assist hunger relief agencies located throughout the Bank’s footprint in RI, MA and CT to support food acquisition efforts during the holiday season.

“The holidays are a stressful time and with the costs for the most basic of necessities on the rise, we want to ensure our neighbors have food on the table,” said Edward O. “Ned” Handy III, Washington Trust Chairman & CEO. “We’re proud to once again support local hunger relief agencies and their efforts to assist those families in need.”

The Washington Trust Charitable Foundation provided $1,000 donations to the following 22 organizations:

  • Barrington, RI: TAP-IN
  • Block Island, RI: Helping Hands of Block Island
  • Coventry, RI; Coventry Community Food Bank
  • Cranston, RI: Comprehensive Community Action
  • Cumberland, RI: Northern Rhode Island Food Pantry
  • East Greenwich, RI: East Greenwich Interfaith Food Cupboard
  • Hope Valley, RI: RI Center Assisting Those in Need
  • Johnston, RI: Tri-County Community Action Agency
  • North Kingstown, RI: North Kingstown Food Pantry
  • North Providence, RI: Saint Anthony Kitchen Ministry
  • Peace Dale, RI: Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale
  • Providence, RI: Better Lives Rhode Island
  • Rumford, RI: Bread of Life Food Pantry
  • Warwick, RI: Westbay Community Action
  • Westerly, RI: W.A.R.M. Center and the Jonnycake Center of Westerly
  • Burlington, MA: Greater Boston Food Bank
  • Needham, MA: Needham Community Council
  • Sharon, MA: HESSCO Elder Services
  • Glastonbury, CT: Glastonbury Food and Fuel Bank
  • New Haven, CT: Christian Community Action
  • Pawcatuck, CT: Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center

For more information about Washington Trust’s commitment to the community, visit

The Washington Trust Charitable Foundation donated $22,000 to hunger relief organizations throughout RI, MA and CT to support their holiday food procurement & distribution efforts. Pictured is the presentation of a $1,000 to TAP-IN, a hunger relief organization based in Barrington, RI that serves residents of the East Bay. From L to R: Laurie Ward, TAP-IN volunteer; Matthew Raiche, VP, Regional Manager at Washington Trust; Marie Carreiro, TAP-IN volunteer; Michael Geoghegan, Jr., AVP, Branch Manager of the future Washington Trust branch in Barrington; and Shauna Hyde, TAP-IN volunteer.

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