Hunger Nutrition Coalition of Bucks County applauds volunteer, financial work of community-focused bank
PERKASIE, Pa. (March 2020) – Penn Community Bank, the largest mutual bank headquartered in Southeastern Pennsylvania, has been named a “Hunger Hero” by the Hunger Nutrition Coalition (HNC) of Bucks County. The award applauds the bank’s work to combat food insecurity through volunteer efforts and support for community non-profits.
“It’s no accident ‘community’ is our middle name. At Penn Community Bank we’re committed to maintaining a strong presence in the communities in which we operate and by serving as a trusted partner that meets people where they are,” said Jeane M. Vidoni, President and CEO of Penn Community Bank. “This philosophy can be seen in action throughout our long history of community stewardship, including donating five percent of our net income to local organizations that focus on food security, economic self-sufficiency, affordable housing, and financial literacy.”
“[Penn Community Bank’s] continued support for [fighting] food insecurity fits perfectly with the mission of HNC.” said HNC co-chair, Heather Foor in the letter announcing the award. “[Bank] employees have participated in many volunteer opportunities, including gleaning at Del Val’s Hope of the Harvest charitable garden, working at Fresh Connect, and participating at the Bucks Knocks Out Hunger event. [They] have also committed to hunger-relief efforts, with funding to Rolling Harvest Food Rescue’s program and the Bucks County Food Bank project.”
The Hunger Nutrition Coalition of Bucks County is a group of emergency and school food providers which meets six times a year to foster strong communication between emergency food providers, social service agencies, schools and community members. The HNC’s membership includes (but is not limited to) pantry managers, school food providers, farmers, gleaners, food advocates and volunteers. Members of the HNC also serve as advocates at the county, state and federal levels of government to inform legislative officials about the hunger & nutrition needs of Bucks County families.
The Hunger Hero recognition was accepted by Penn Community Bank Chief Relationship Officer Todd Hurley at NHC’s bi-annual Hunger Forum held at Delaware Valley University which highlights best practices and network around issues of food insecurity, nutrition and solutions.
About Penn Community: Penn Community Bank holds more than $2 billion in assets, employs more than 350 people, and offers banking, lending and investments at 24 bank branches and two administrative centers throughout Bucks and Montgomery counties, Pennsylvania. As an independent, mutual financial institution, Penn Community Bank is not publicly traded and operates with its long-term mission in mind: to help businesses grow and prosper, to provide financial resources to individuals and families throughout their lifetimes, to strengthen the local economy, and to partner with local organizations to act as a catalyst for positive growth in every market it serves.