WARE — Country Bank recently presented Rachel’s Table with a donation of $2,800 as part of its employee charitable giving program. The bank’s staff raised $1,400 during the month of February as part of the bank’s casual Fridays, where employees donate money weekly to dress down. A local nonprofit is voted on each month, which is supported by the monies raised from dress-down days. Country Bank matches all donations employees raise.
The mission of Rachel’s Table is to distribute donated and specially purchased foods, without charge, to agencies feeding hungry families and individuals in greater Worcester and to reduce the waste of nourishing food. The Country Bank donation will be used specifically for the Children’s Milk Fund, which buys 715 gallons of milk each week for children at 21 food pantries, group homes, day programs, soup kitchens, and shelters in Worcester.