Thomaston Savings Bank, a local bank and WORX client partner, developed a new community initiative aimed at providing meals to those in need.
The “Community Kitchen Project” paired local restaurants who are customers of the Bank, with food and crisis intervention organizations. Thomaston Savings Bank kicked off the initiative by purchasing meals from several local restaurants. The restaurants then prepared and delivered those meals to the selected groups.
To date, almost 6,000 meals have been purchased.
“I’m so proud of our team,” says Stephen Lewis, CEO and President of Thomaston Savings Bank. “We’ve been able to help two groups and bring them together and really benefit our community. It’s fulfilling to be able to make that happen for everybody and do it right within our local community.”
One of the restaurants joining the cause is a Thomaston staple – The Goose and The Gander – which has been in business for nearly four decades. Like many restaurants, they have felt the devastating effects of the pandemic. With the help of the Bank and The Community Kitchen Project, The Goose and The Gander has a new lifeline to get through the unprecedented slow down in diners.
On the receiving end of this project is The Community Kitchen of Torrington. Since last March, the organization has seen the demand continually rise from those with basic need issues – including meals. With help from Thomaston Savings Bank, they have “felt a weight lifted off” their shoulders.
Great job Thomaston Savings Bank! To learn more about all that they do in the community, visit https://www.thomastonsavingsbank.com/news.