Bank Launches Campaign To Benefit Family Pantry

By: William F. Galvin

Topics: Social services

Paula Warhol, field marketing manager at TD Bank, presented a check for $2,000 to Christine Menard, Executive Director of The Family Pantry and Amy Camenga, TD Bank manager, and President of The Family Pantry on Friday. DEBRA DECOSTA PHOTO  

HARWICH PORT— TD Bank is working with The Family Pantry of Cape Cod to “Bring Change” to the way services are provided to food pantry clients. The campaign will help The Family Pantry provide mobile service to clients who are lacking transportation.

“TD is partnering with communities across our footprint to support people and organizations that are making a real, local difference,” said Paula Warhol, field marketing manager at TD Bank. “The Bring Change campaign is designed to address the needs of our neighbors. The initiative focuses on such issues as homelessness, food shortages and services for those with special needs.”

Kicking off the campaign, Warhol presented a check for $2,000 to Pantry Executive Director Christine Menard last Friday. The bank's Harwich Port branch office will serve as a designated hub for the campaign.

The Family Pantry of Cape Cod is the largest food pantry on the Cape, serving 9,000 clients and distributing more than $3.5 million in food and clothing to people in need.

TD Bank is inviting people to participate in the community fundraising event by bringing canned goods, dry food or monetary donations to the bank.

“The Family Pantry has been working diligently to raise funds to modify a recently acquired van into a mobile food truck to better serve clients lacking transportation to the pantry. Shelving, ramps, baskets for storage and distribution are desperately needed. The launch of the mobile pantry will allow The Family Pantry of Cape Cod to expand their mission of providing food and clothing for those in need, regardless of who they are and where they live,” Warhol said.