In response to the State of Connecticut instituting a 10 cents per plastic bag tax on August 1, Essex Savings Bank (ESB) donated nearly two hundred reusable bags to the Shoreline Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry (SSKP), the Madison Food Pantry, and the Chester Food Pantry for their grocery distribution pantry sites. The Bank took the opportunity to present SSKP with their portion of the bags during one of the Bank’s quarterly volunteer Soup Kitchen dinners whereby staff purchase, prepare and serve a meal to support the Soup Kitchen. Shown in the included photo delivering bags are ESB Assistant Branch Manager & Shoreline Soup Kitchen Dinner Coordinator, Sarah May, along with ESB Senior Vice President Lynn Giroux, SSKP Executive Director, Amy Hollis, ESB Executive Assistant Lisa Gentner, ESB Loan Servicing Rep Shelby Bersing, along with SSKP site coordinator, Shirley Rutan.
Essex Savings Bank is a FDIC insured, state chartered, mutual savings bank established in 1851. The Bank serves the Connecticut River Valley and shoreline with six offices in Essex (2), Chester, Madison, Old Lyme and Old Saybrook providing a full complement of personal and business banking. Financial, estate, insurance and retirement planning are offered throughout the state by the Bank’s Trust Division, Essex Trust and wholly-owned subsidiary, Essex Financial Services, Inc., Member FINRA, SIPC.