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Still Time to Give With Ambler Savings Bank's Food Drive

Melissa S. Treacy

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 • 11:00am

April is Community Banking Month, and community banks across the nation are celebrating their customers and communities. Ambler Savings Bank, located at 3009 Germantown Pike, is no different.

The ban, which also has locations in Ambler, Schwenksville, and Limerick, is celebrating the month by giving back to our communities it serves.

“We want to bring together our employees, customers, and communities to help those in need, and to do so, will be hosting a canned and non-perishable foods drive for Philabundance,” said Leann Pettit, media contact for Ambler Savings Bank. “The food collected during the drive will be sent to Philabundance and dispersed to their network of 500 agencies and programs throughout the Delaware Valley, which includes Mattie N. Dixon Community Cupboard in Ambler, Manna on Main Street in Lansdale, Catholic Social Services in East Norrtion, and Open Door Ministry in Royersford, among other Montgomery County-based agencies.”

The bank has a rich history as a longstanding local business in the Lower Providence community.

“Ambler Savings Bank is celebrating 140 years in business in Montgomery County, and to honor those years serving our communities, the Bank has a goal to collect 140 pounds of food across all four branches,” said Pettit.

Collection boxes will be placed in the lobbies of all Ambler Savings Bank branches beginning April 1 and the food drive will run through the entire month of April.

If you are curious about what to bring, the bank has a few suggestions.

“Philabundance’s ‘high priority’ items include: macaroni and cheese, canned pasta, creamy peanut butter, jelly, canned green beans, canned corn, canned fruit, and hot and cold cereals,” said Pettit. Donators can also visit the Philabundance website here to find out other items that are high in demand at area foodbanks.

According to the Pennsylvania Assoiation of Community Bankers (PACB), Ambler Savings Bank is one of nearly 200 community banks in the state.

“In the state, community banks provide the greatest number of home mortgages and are the primary funding source for most local construction projects,” said Pettit.

For more information on the local bank’s offerings, visit the Ambler Savings Bank website here.

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