For the eighth consecutive year, The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod supported local food pantries for Giving Tuesday 2021. The Coop will donate $10,000 to 10 local pantries serving communities from Falmouth to Provincetown.
“Through the generosity of our communities, local food pantries have been able to respond to the increased demand for service during the pandemic,” said Lisa Oliver, Chair, president and CEO of The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod. “During the past 20 months, a spotlight was placed on our vulnerable neighbors living paycheck to paycheck in a region with high housing and cost of living expenses. We are fortunate to have a vibrant nonprofit and volunteer network on Cape Cod focused on mitigating food insecurity, and The Coop is proud to support them now and in the future.”
The pantries receiving donations are Cape Cod Family Table Collaborative; Cape Cod Military Support Empowerment Center on Joint Base Cape Cod; Falmouth Service Center; Hands of Hope Community Outreach Center and Food Pantry; Helping Our Women; Lower Cape Outreach Council; Sandwich Food Pantry; SKIP Food Pantry; The Family Pantry of Cape Cod; and Yarmouth Food Pantry. Each beneficiary will receive a donation of $1,000.
Giving Tuesday was established in 2012 as a dedicated day during the holiday season to encourage people to do good. Over the past nine years, Giving Tuesday has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate and celebrate generosity.