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Washington Trust Donates $24,000 to Support Food Distribution Efforts in Communities in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut

November 16, 2023

Westerly, RI – The Washington Trust Company (“Washington Trust”) today announced that it has made grants totaling $24,000 to assist hunger relief agencies located throughout the Bank’s footprint in RI, MA and CT to support food distribution efforts.

“Washington Trust truly values our local communities and is committed to supporting organizations that provide services to our neighbors in need,” said Edward O. “Ned” Handy III, Washington Trust Chairman & CEO. “We are proud to support our hunger relief partners and appreciate their efforts during these difficult economic times, to ensure no one goes hungry, especially during the upcoming holiday months.”

Team Members from Washington Trust's future Olneyville Branch Location present a $1,000 donation to Federal Hill House in support of the Olneyville Food Center's efforts to distribute food ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. From L to R: Louis Arias, Flex Banker at Washington Trust’s Olneyville Branch; Enercida Abad De La Cruz, Assistant Branch Manager at Washington Trust’s Olneyville Branch; and Kimberly Fernandez, Executive Director at Federal Hill House.

The Washington Trust Charitable Foundation provided $1,000 donations to the following 24 organizations:

  • Barrington, RI: TAP-IN
  • Block Island, RI: Helping Hands of Block Island
  • Coventry, RI; Coventry Community Food Bank
  • Cranston, RI: Comprehensive Community Action Program
  • 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
  • Providence, RI: Federal Hill House
  • Rumford, RI: Bread of Life Food Pantry
  • Smithfield, RI: Saint Vincent De Paul Food Pantry
  • Warwick, RI: Westbay Community Action
  • Westerly, RI: W.A.R.M. Center and the Jonnycake Center of Westerly
  • Boston, MA: Greater Boston Food Bank
  • Sharon, MA: HESSCO Elder Services
  • Walpole, MA: Needham Community Council
  • 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 community involvement and giving programs, visit:

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