Bank’s annual “Stuff the Van” event contributes nearly 1,191 pounds of food to combat local hunger
MONTGOMERY, N.Y. (December 21, 2016) – Walden Savings Bank employees recently delivered a whopping 1,191 pounds of non-perishable food items to the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley. In an effort to combat hunger in our region, the Bank facilitates an annual “Stuff the Van” event to collect food donations from its customers and staff. In addition, the Walden Savings Bank “Circle of Giving” Campaign generates a $1.00 donation to the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley for each gift card sold before December 25.
Hunger remains a serious problem in our region, with nearly 20% of New York State families living in or near poverty. The Regional Food Bank provides emergency food assistance to approximately 244,400 different people in our community each year, including 85,000 children and 13,000 seniors (www.foodbankofhudsonvalley.org).
“The holiday season is an important time to lend a helping hand to our neighbors in need,” said Derrik R. Wynkoop, President and CEO of Walden Savings Bank. “We’re proud to once again support the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley in its effort to alleviate hunger and prevent food waste.”
About the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley
The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley is dedicated to alleviating hunger, while preventing the waste of wholesome food. It is a branch of the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York and a member of Feeding America, the national food bank network. Working in partnership with the food industry, the Food Bank collects large donations of unmarketable but still edible food, and distributes it to charitable agencies feeding hungry people in a six-county region. To learn more, visit their website at www.foodbankofhudsonvalley.org.
About Walden Savings Bank
Walden Savings Bank, established in 1872, is a federal chartered mutual savings bank headquartered in Montgomery, New York. With a total of 11 full-service branches serving Orange and Ulster Counties, the Bank’s progressive style of community banking provides products that cater to both the individual and the growing mid-size business. In addition, Walden Investment Services, located at Walden Savings Bank, offers personalized advice for financial planning. To learn more about the Bank and its products and services, visit their website at www.waldensavingsbank.com.