NORWICH, N.Y. (FEBRUARY 10, 2011) – NBT Bank of Newark Valley is holding its fifth annual food drive during the months of February and March for two local food pantries. Donations of nonperishable foods and paper products will be accepted in the bank’s lobby during normal business hours.
Collected items will be donated to Newark Valley-based Project Neighbor and Berkshire-based Helping Hands. Both organizations provide food and paper products to residents in need in Newark Valley, Berkshire and Richford.
“The holiday season is often a time of great giving and increased need for our local pantries,” said Dianne Gorsline, branch manager of NBT Bank of Newark Valley. “As a community bank, we want to do all we can to help replenish the supplies depleted during the holiday and ensure that these important services continue for our neighbors.”
NBT Bank, N.A., based in Norwich, N.Y., is an independent, full-service community bank that has two banking divisions and 124 offices. NBT Bank has 87 offices in upstate New York and Vermont. Pennstar Bank has 37 offices in northeastern Pennsylvania. NBT Bancorp Inc., the parent company of NBT Bank, N.A., is a Norwich, N.Y.-based financial holding company that had assets of $5.3 billion as of December 31, 2010.