recently kicked off its 13th Annual
Peanut Butter Drive at the company’s Employee Fest, challenging
employees to bring in peanut butter or donate online to the Rhode Island
Food Bank. Employees donated 325 lbs. of peanut butter and raised an
additional $1860 through online donations, enough for the Food Bank to
buy 1,488 jars of peanut butter.
“Our employees have always been dedicated to the Peanut Butter
Drive and ensuring hungry children across the State have access to
healthy meals,” said Joseph J. MarcAurele, Washington Trust Chairman,
President and Chief Executive Officer. “In the past 12 years we’ve fed
more than 3 million Rhode Islanders through this drive.”
Rhode Islanders can drop off a jar of new, unopened peanut butter
during the month of March at any of Washington Trust’s 18 branch
locations. All donations made to a branch will be sent to a local food
pantry in the community. Online donations can be made at www.rifoodbank.org/peanutbutter.
All online donations go directly to the Rhode Island Food Bank.
For more information about the 13th
Annual Peanut Butter Drive, or to get involved, please visit www.peanutbutterbank.com.
Founded in 1800, Washington Trust is the largest independent bank
headquartered in Rhode Island and the oldest community Bank in the
nation. Washington Trust provides commercial banking, small business
banking, personal banking, mortgage banking, and wealth management and
trust services to individuals and institutions throughout the Northeast.
Our Commercial Banking Group offers a full line of commercial and
industrial lending, commercial real estate, and cash management services
to borrowers throughout the Northeast. Washington Trust is an SBA
preferred lender. Our team of experienced professionals are dedicated to
providing customized, comprehensive financing and personalized services.
The Washington Trust Company is a subsidiary of Washington Trust
Bancorp, Inc., (NASDAQ Global Select, symbol: WASH).