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Holliston Pantry Shelf Receives $20,000 from Middlesex Savings Bank

by Press Release
March 21, 2019

Holliston Pantry Shelf recently announced it received a $20,000 gift from Middlesex Savings Bank. The support will allow Holliston Pantry Shelf to continue to offer Holliston residents nutritious foods to families free of any cost, in a confidential setting.

Holliston Pantry Shelf offers fresh produce, milk, meats, canned goods, and other quality items for families experiencing food insecurity.   Founded in 1993, Holliston Pantry Shelf has served thousands of Holliston residents in a setting that is focused on dignity and the philosophy of “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.”

“We are truly grateful for this extraordinarily generous gift,” said Steve Bradford, President of Holliston Pantry Shelf.  “Middlesex Savings Bank is a true friend to our community, and we are honored to use this gift to make a real difference for people that are unable to afford food for their families.” 

“Middlesex Savings Bank has great respect for our local food pantries,” said Mike McAuliffe, president and CEO of Middlesex Savings Bank. “They work tirelessly year round to help our friends and neighbors in need and we are pleased to know that our gift will help these organizations carry out their selfless work.”

The $20,000 gift to Holliston Pantry Shelf is part of a cumulative $1.4 million gift that Middlesex Savings Bank distributed to 84 non-profit organizations including food pantries, senior centers and libraries within its retail branch territory.

About Holliston Pantry Shelf

The Holliston Pantry Shelf, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, serves close to 200 families in town, and is entirely operated and staffed by volunteers in the community.    Any resident of Holliston may go to the Town Clerk’s office in Town Hall to obtain a Panty ID card, which entitles them to shop weekly at the Pantry.  Shopper’s identities are kept strictly confidential.  The Holliston Pantry Shelf is located at 73 Charles Street.   Donations are always welcome.  Pantry Hours are Monday - Friday 10am - 2 pm, and evening hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 - 7:30 pm.   If the Pantry is closed, donations can be placed in the large box directly outside the Pantry entrance.  For more information, please visit www.hollistonpantryshelf.org

About Middlesex Savings Bank

Middlesex Savings Bank, founded in 1835 and headquartered in Natick, Mass., is a mutual savings bank. As one of the largest independent banks in Massachusetts with assets exceeding $4.7 billion, the Bank has been committed to providing outstanding value in consumer banking and business banking products for more than 180 years. The FDIC and DIF insured bank has 30 branch offices located in 25 communities – Acton, Ashland, Bedford, Bellingham, Boxborough, Concord, Framingham, Franklin, Groton, Holliston, Hopkinton, Littleton, Maynard, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Natick, Needham, Sherborn, Southborough, Sudbury, Walpole, Wayland, Wellesley, and Westford. For more information, please visit www.middlesexbank.com, and connect on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


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Comments (3)

The generosity of Middlesex Savings Bank to the Holliston Pantry Shelf makes me even more happy to say, "That's my bank!" Thank you to Middlesex Bank and to the Pantry Shelf for all you do for the community.

- Mary Curran | 3/24/19 3:30 PM

Thank you Middlesex Savings Bank !! Your important to our community in Holliston !!

- Mark Ahronian | 3/21/19 8:40 AM

Thank you Middlesex Savings Bank!!! We're so lucky to have you in town! Thanks for all you do in supporting the different groups/clubs/organizations, and businesses in town!

- Stacey Raffi | 3/21/19 7:19 AM



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