The Chelsea Groton Bank Foundation has awarded a $1,500 grant to The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries(SSKP) to purchase of food for needy residents of the shoreline.
“The support SSKP receives from Chelsea Groton Bank Foundation assures that those in our community who are facing financial difficulties will have a place to turn for food and fellowship. These funds specifically will provide enough food for over 3,500 meals. On behalf of all those we serve, who experience a community that cares each time they come to one of our pantries, I sincerely thank the Chelsea Groton Bank Foundation,” said Patty Dowling, executive director of SSKP.
“This is a special year for Chelsea Groton Bank,” remarked Lori Dufficy, Senior Vice President, Director of Sales and Service. “We’re celebrating our 160th anniversary and we’re very grateful for the wonderful community relationships we’ve developed over the years. To celebrate, Chelsea Groton Foundation has pledged $160,000 in total grants this year—up from $130,000 in 2013. For us, it’s all about investing in the communities we serve to make life better for everyone. We’re grateful to be a part of this rich tradition of giving back and helping SSKP achieve their mission.”
(l to r) SSKP board members Terri Kinney and Lindas Dillon, Chelsea Groton Bank manager Dana Chapel, and SSKP board members Barbara Whitcher and Ed Lyons at SSKP’s Old Saybrook food pantry.
About Chelsea Groton Foundation
Formed in June 1999 as a Section 501(c) (3) organization and endowed with a $2,000,000 donation from Chelsea Groton Bank, the Foundation has, to date, awarded $1,781,328 in grants to hundreds of scientific, educational and charitable organizations located within the bank’s Eastern Connecticut and Southern Rhode Island market area. Applications are accepted year round and reviewed in the spring and fall. For a full list of grantees and information about the Foundation please visit Chelsea Groton Foundation