Salisbury Bank has donated $10,000 to support Community Health Programs’ food distribution programs and to bolster CHP’s funds for families and individuals facing financial emergencies.
CHP Senior Vice President for Family Services Michelle Derr said, “This gift from Salisbury Bank reflects a community alliance that provides stop-gap support for our neighbors in need. These funds are used to help our clients avoid eviction or utility shutoffs, loss of transportation, and problems getting health care.”
“The need in Berkshire County and surrounding communities is great, particularly during these unprecedented times, and we are pleased to be able to offer our support.” Rick Cantele, Salisbury Bank’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Salisbury Bank has an unwavering commitment to support, sponsor and volunteer in the communities we serve, and one of the ways we uphold this commitment is through support for qualified non-profit organizations and programs in our area. We take great pride in our support of Community Health Programs (CHP) as they share a similar philosophy.”
Since the start of the Covid-19 crisis in spring 2020, CHP has seen a spike in the need for free, nutritious food. There’s also a sharp increase in emergency assistance to individuals and families in need of help with utility bills, car repairs, and rent, among other challenges.
For information about CHP’s nutrition and emergency assistance program, contact CHP Family Services, (413) 528-0457.