Community Bank N.A. branches across New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont have joined together to host a canned food drive throughout February. The more than 125 participating branches aim to collect 5,000 items for local food pantries and food banks.
This is the third consecutive year Community Bank has hosted a February food drive in honor of National Canned Food Month. In 2019, branches collected 4,127 nonperishable items for 30 local food pantries, shelves and banks.
“Our local food pantries need our support,” said Eric Garvin, VP regional retail banking manager. “We’re hopeful that the food collected from this drive will help keep their shelves stocked for weeks to come. We encourage all community members to scan your cupboards or grab an extra item from the store and give what you can at any participating Finger Lakes branch.”
Participating local branches include Addison, Avon, Bath, Canandaigua, Clifton Springs, Corning North and West, Dansville, Elmira, Geneseo, Hammondsport, Horseheads, Ithaca, Livonia, Mount Morris, Naples, Newark Church Street, Nichols, Owego, Painted Post, Palmyra, Penn Yan Main and Plaza, and Woodhull.
To participate in the food drive, bring nonperishable canned food items to Community Bank by Feb. 28. Visit for information.