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Ballston Spa National Bank Issues $5000 Food Pantry Challenge

Posted Wednesday, May 20, 2020 in Happenings



BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. – Ballston Spa National Bank (BSNB), announced today a matching campaign to support the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. BSNB will add to an initial donation of $5000 by matching the first $5000 in new cash gifts to the food bank that are received as part of the campaign. The match applies to donations received now through May 27, 2020.

“BSNB volunteers recently hosted a drive-thru food pantry in coordination with the Regional Food Bank. With member food pantries facing a sharp increase in demand due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we felt compelled to provide additional support,” said Christopher R. Dowd, BSNB president and CEO. “As a result, BSNB has made an initial donation of $5000 to support the Regional Food Bank’s efforts and is issuing a challenge to match up to another $5000 in support. We hope the challenge will incent those who also want to help with a way to make their donation stretch even further."

“Over the last nine weeks, the Regional Food Bank has increased their services by more than 50%, providing 9.2 million pounds of food for thousands of people in need – many for the first time in their lives. Our work would not be possible without support from our community," says Susan Lintner, Director of Community Impact, Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. “For every dollar donated, we can provide up to four meals and this generous match will allow us to double that. We are so appreciative of BSNB's support.”

In order for the Food Bank to receive the match from BSNB, donate directly via the Regional Food Bank’s donation site and select ‘BSNB Matching Campaign’ as your donation designation. You may also make checks payable to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York and drop them off at any BSNB banking location or mail to BSNB, ATTN: Regional Food Bank Matching Campaign, PO Box 70, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.  



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The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that collects donated food from the food industry and distributes it to nearly 1,000 charitable agencies feeding the hungry in 23 counties of northeastern New York.  The food provided by the Regional Food Bank helps to feed over 350,000 people each month. In 2019, the organization distributed over 40 million pounds of food to the hungry.  The Regional Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the national network of food banks. The organization is supported by foundations, private contributions and fundraising events.  For information on services offered by the Regional Food Bank, call (518) 786-3691 or visit


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