Donation will help provide over 1 million meals for those most in need
WATERBURY, CT -- Webster Bank today announced it is donating $100,000 to all Feeding America partners across our footprint to help provide meals to those most in need during the COVID-19 outbreak. This donation will assist these partners in maintaining and increasing food distribution in the coming weeks.
The Feeding America partners receiving funds are: Connecticut Food Bank, FoodShare in Hartford, Greater Boston Food Bank, Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, Rhode Island Food Bank, Feeding Westchester, City Harvest (New York City), Food Bank for New York City, Philabundance (Philadelphia), Capital Area Food Bank (Washington, D.C.), Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin and Sheboygan County Food Bank (Wisconsin).
“We know that our residents of the communities where we live and work are facing unprecedented challenges keeping food on the table during these uncertain times,” said Kathryn Luria, senior vice president, Director of Philanthropy and Community Affairs. “These Feeding America partners will put these dollars to work to make an immediate impact.”
These funds are part of Webster’s commitment of $250,000 to support nonprofits providing critical services to those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak across the bank’s footprint and in Wisconsin, home of Webster’s HSA Bank division.
Webster Financial Corporation is the holding company for Webster Bank, National Association and its HSA Bank division. With $30.4 billion in assets, Webster provides business and consumer banking, mortgage, financial planning, trust, and investment services through 157 banking centers and 309 ATMs. Webster also provides mobile and online banking. Webster Bank owns the asset-based lending firm Webster Business Credit Corporation; the equipment finance firm Webster Capital Finance Corporation; and HSA Bank, a division of Webster Bank, which provides health savings account trustee and administrative services. Webster Bank is a member of the FDIC and an equal housing lender.
About Feeding America
Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States. Through a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, we provide meals to more than 40 million people each year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
Elaine K. Ficarra