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Webster Five Donates $35,000 to Help Meet Families’ Basic Needs

(December 13, 2021) Auburn, MA – With temperatures dropping and prices for goods continuing to rise, Webster Five is donating $35,000 to help local families facing food insecurity and surging home heating costs. The bank is giving $20,000 to the Worcester County Food Bank, $10,000 to the Worcester Community Action Council’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, and $5,000 to the food pantry at the veteran-family-assistance organization, Project New Hope. Webster Five is also holding a food drive and joined Project New Hope’s “Operation Jeepers Christmas” to fulfill military families’ holiday wish lists.

William H. Moore, executive director of Project New Hope, said “We are grateful for the generous gift from Webster Five to Sully’s Food Pantry. During a time of increased need for food assistance, the pantry is appreciative of community partners coming together to make sure no veteran or military family member goes hungry.”

Webster Five President and CEO Donald F. Doyle said the bank wanted to focus on helping address the ongoing economic hardships exacerbated by the pandemic. “There are so many families who are struggling with basic needs and it’s just devastating,” said Doyle. “We are grateful to Worcester Community Action Council, the Worcester County Food Bank, and Project New Hope for all the work they do and we’re very pleased to support them.”