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Washington Trust Donates $24,000 to Support Food Distribution Efforts in Communities in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut

WESTERLY, R.I., Nov. 16, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The Washington Trust Company ("Washington Trust") today announced that it has made grants totaling $24,000 to assist hunger relief agencies located throughout the Bank's footprint in RI, MA and CT to support food distribution efforts.

Team Members from Washington Trust's future Olneyville Branch Location present a $1,000 donation to Federal Hill House in support of the Olneyville Food Center's efforts to distribute food ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. From L to R: Louis Arias, Flex Banker at Washington Trust’s Olneyville Branch; Enercida Abad De La Cruz, Assistant Branch Manager at Washington Trust’s Olneyville Branch; and Kimberly Fernandez, Executive Director at Federal Hill House.

"Washington Trust truly values our local communities and is committed to supporting organizations that provide services to our neighbors in need," said Edward O. "Ned" Handy III, Washington Trust Chairman & CEO. "We are proud to support our hunger relief partners and appreciate their efforts during these difficult economic times, to ensure no one goes hungry, especially during the upcoming holiday months."

The Washington Trust Charitable Foundation provided $1,000 donations to the following 24 organizations:

Barrington, RI: TAP-IN
Block Island, RI: Helping Hands of Block Island
Coventry, RI; Coventry Community Food Bank
Cranston, RI: Comprehensive Community Action Program
Cumberland, RI: Northern Rhode Island Food Pantry
East Greenwich, RI: East Greenwich Interfaith Food Cupboard
Hope Valley, RI: RI Center Assisting Those in Need
Johnston, RI: Tri-County Community Action Agency
North Kingstown, RI: North Kingstown Food Pantry
North Providence, RI: Saint Anthony Kitchen Ministry
Peace Dale, RI: Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale
Providence, RI: Better Lives Rhode Island
Providence, RI: Federal Hill House
Rumford, RI: Bread of Life Food Pantry
Smithfield, RI: Saint Vincent De Paul Food Pantry
Warwick, RI: Westbay Community Action
Westerly, RI: W.A.R.M. Center and the Jonnycake Center of Westerly
Boston, MA: Greater Boston Food Bank
Sharon, MA: HESSCO Elder Services
Walpole, MA: Needham Community Council
Glastonbury, CT: Glastonbury Food and Fuel Bank
New Haven, CT: Christian Community Action
Pawcatuck, CT: Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center

For more information about Washington Trust's community involvement and giving programs, visit:


Founded in 1800, Washington Trust is recognized as the oldest community bank in the nation, the largest state-chartered bank headquartered in Rhode Island and one of the Northeast's premier financial services companies. Washington Trust values its role as a community bank and is committed to helping the people, businesses, and organizations of New England improve their financial lives. The Bank offers a wide range of commercial bankingmortgage bankingpersonal banking and wealth management services through its offices in Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts and a full suite of convenient digital tools. Washington Trust is a member of the FDIC and an equal housing lender. Washington Trust is a subsidiary of Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc., a publicly-owned holding company which trades on NASDAQ: WASH. For more information, visit the Bank's website at or the Corporation's website at

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SOURCE The Washington Trust Company