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Spencer Savings Bank Collects More Than 1,500 Pounds of Food Through Its Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive to Feed Local Families

Friday, December 6, 2013 • 11:43am

Elmwood Park, N.J. (December 5, 2013) – Spencer Savings Bank, a community bank headquartered in Elmwood Park, N.J., held its 7th Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive through the month of November, to ensure local families in need were fed this holiday and had a traditional Thanksgiving meal. The bank collected food in support of three local community organizations, the Loaves & Fishes Interfaith Food Pantry of Garfield, the Community Food Bank in Hillside, and the Center for Food Action in Saddle Brook.

Commencing November 1, 2013, Spencer Savings Bank collected non-perishable food items in all 18 branch locations throughout Bergen, Essex, Passaic and Union counties, in addition to the bank’s headquarters, to contribute to the fight against hunger.

Overwhelming support from both employees and customers led to the bank’s successful food drive. Spencer Savings Bank employees handed over six large baskets filled with food items to the Loaves & Fishes Interfaith Food Pantry on November 20, presented more than 1,000 tons of food to the Community Food Bank on November 22, and provided the Center for Food Action with 10 large bags filled with food items on November 22, 2013.

“Thanks to the incredible efforts of our generous staff and customers, we were able to provide several local families with nutritious food to enjoy on Thanksgiving,” said José Guerrero, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Spencer Savings Bank. “It was a bank-wide effort to ensure that all members of our community had a meal on Thanksgiving, and we are thankful to have the support and resources to brighten the holiday season for our neighbors who need it most.”

Spencer Savings Bank has several upcoming events and charitable community service activities throughout the holidays. To learn more, please visit www.spencersavings.com.

About Spencer Savings Bank:

Spencer Savings Bank, headquartered in Elmwood Park, New Jersey, is a community bank that has been serving its local communities with integrity and pride for over 70 years.  The Bank, serving consumers and businesses, operates 19 branches throughout Northern New Jersey.  Spencer Savings Bank has over $1.8 Billion in total assets.

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