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June 27, 2014

As part of its ongoing effort to enhance the quality of life for residents in the communities where People’s United Bank operates, the People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, announced today that it has awarded $2,500 to Project FEED in Portland.

Project FEED (Food Emergency Exchange Depot) is an emergency food pantry committed to alleviating hunger. Staffed entirely by volunteers, Project FEED operates out of the Woodfords Congregational UCC Church. The grant from People’s United Community Foundation will be used to provide food to more than 6,000 individuals and families in need in the Greater Portland area.

“We are very pleased that the Peoples United Community Foundation has chosen to support the work we do to help those who are hungry in our community,” says Jim Perley, Chair of the Board of Project FEED.  “As the number of people in need keeps increasing, it is gratifying to see that there is such solid support for our clients.”

“The $2,500 donation to Project FEED will provide an emergency supply of food staples to those experiencing hunger,” stated Dan Thornton, Officer of People’s United Community Foundation, and President of People’s United Bank in Southern Maine. “We are pleased to be a part of this program that often provides a bridge to a more stable situation.”

Established in 2007, People’s United Community Foundation was formed to help support programs and activities that enhance the quality of life for citizens in the communities that People’s United Bank serves. People’s United Bank, founded in 1842 and serving customers from New York to Maine through a network of more than 400 branches, is the largest independent bank headquartered in New England. The Foundation places special emphasis on programs designed to promote economic self-sufficiency, education and improved conditions for low-income families and neighborhoods. The funding priorities of the Foundation include community development, youth development, and affordable housing.


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