NORWICH, N.Y. (August 31, 2011) – On Thursday, September 1, free Brooks’ BBQ meals will be made available to local residents at NBT Bank locations in Schoharie and Middleburgh. Approximately 1,000 meals will be made available in each location beginning at noon while supplies last. NBT Bank’s Schoharie Office is located at 271 Main Street, and the Middleburgh Office is located at 299 Main Street.The meals are being made available by NBT Bank in partnership with Brooks’ BBQ to assist these communities that have been severely impacted by the flooding in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene. Area Manager Wanda King said, “It’s important that we show our support to the community during this challenging time.” NBT Bank provides personal banking, asset management and business services. The independent community bank, based in Norwich, N.Y., has a total of 87 offices in upstate New York and Vermont. NBT Bank’s parent company, NBT Bancorp Inc., had assets of $5.3 billion as of June 30, 2011.