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November 12, 2013, Medway, MA

The giving spirit is building as the holiday season approaches. This year, Charles River Bank (CRB) initiates its seasonal giving with a food drive to benefit the Medway Food Pantry, Mendon Food Pantry, and Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry at St. Blaise Parish in Bellingham just in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Each year, CRB lends a helping hand to friends and neighbors in need. This year, during the month of November, the Bank will be collecting non perishable food items and other supplies in all three of their branch lobbies.

CRB is now reaching out to their customers and community to ask for help. Collection tables have been set up in each of Charles River Bank's branches in Medway, Mendon and Bellingham for anyone to stop by and drop off items. Lobby hours are Monday through Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, Thursday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm, Friday 8:30 am - 5:00pm, and Saturday 9:00 am -1:00 pm. Non-perishable food items may include canned goods, cereal, baby food, peanut butter, crackers, and pasta. Other items to consider are paper goods, toothbrushes, or even soap. The bank asks that all donations be dropped off at your local Charles River Bank branch by Saturday, December 14, 2013.

Charles River Bank - with assets of $215 million - was founded in 1915, and continues to offer a wide range of individual and business banking services. The Bank continues to earn the highest rankings for financial strength from nationally recognized bank-rating companies including a Five-Star rating from Bauer Financial. Charles River Bank is a member of the FDIC and the SIF. The Bank is headquartered at 70 Main Street (at the intersection of Route 109 & Holliston Street) in Medway MA with full-service branch offices at 2 South Maple Street (Route 140) on the Bellingham/Franklin town line, and at 1 Hastings Street (Route 16) in the center of Mendon. Charles River Bank also operates a full service educational facility branch in the lobby of Medway High School which is open during the school year. For more information visit