According to the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, on June 30, 2020 there were 3,096 families in the Massachusetts Emergency Assistance (EA) shelter program. Recognizing a need, employees from North Shore Bank recently visited Haven from Hunger in Peabody, and the Cliftondale Congregational Church in Saugus to deliver turkeys for the Thanksgiving Day holiday. In addition to the turkeys, the bank made monetary donations to several other food pantries in the communities they serve.

Kevin M. Tierney, North Shore Bank CEO said:

The many challenges in 2020 have caused a dramatic increase in food insecurity throughout our communities.” He added, “With these donations we hope to help brighten the season for those families that need support especially during this time of year.

As the need for food continues to rise during the pandemic, local food pantries are overwhelmed, and many have had to close due to the lack of food distribution networks. If you’d like to help, visit to find a food pantry in your area.