The Dime Bank Donates to the Wayne County Emergency Relief Fund

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The Dime Bank donated $3,500 to the Wayne County Emergency Relief Fund, through the Wayne County Community Foundation (WCCF).

This donation was made up of two amounts: $2,500.00 from The Dime Bank and $1,000.00 passed on by the bank from employees who chose to donate to the Emergency Food Relief Fund rather than have a celebratory anniversary dinner. The food program was pleased to hear that the employees chose to have the dollars donated to those who really need to put food on their tables. The Emergency Relief Fund coordinators want to emphasize the importance of not only corporate giving, but individual giving, and how every amount, no matter how small, can make a difference.

The goal of the Wayne County Emergency Relief Fund is to ensure our community does not go hungry during these difficult times. To date, the Wayne County Emergency Relief Fund has raised over $160,000.00, made up of over 500 donations from individuals, foundations, and businesses. As of April 24, 2020, the distribution in collaboration with the Wayne County Pantry Program, assisted 777 families. Families received grocery bags which served about 3,000 people. This program is helping our overall communities because although the distribution sites are in Wayne County, the recipients do not need to be Wayne County residents.

WCCF Executive Director Ryanne Jennings said, “Thank you to The Dime Bank and the employees for their generosity and helping to do your part to ensure that our community members have food on their tables!”

To donate, make checks payable to: Wayne County Community Foundation at: 214 9th St., Honesdale and indicate in memo line: Emergency Food Relief Program.

Pictured: Volunteer David Dulay packs his truck with food for the Newfoundland Distribution along with food delivery and bags packed and ready for distribution.