Penn Community Bank has been named a “Hunger Hero” by the Hunger Nutrition Coalition (HNC) of Bucks County.
The award applauds the bank’s work to combat food insecurity through volunteer efforts and support for community nonprofits.
“It’s no accident ‘community’ is our middle name. At Penn Community Bank we’re committed to maintaining a strong presence in the communities in which we operate and by serving as a trusted partner that meets people where they are,” said Jeane M. Vidoni, president and CEO of Penn Community Bank.
“This philosophy can be seen in action throughout our long history of community stewardship, including donating five percent of our net income to local organizations that focus on food security, economic self-sufficiency, affordable housing, and financial literacy.”
HNC co-chair Heather Foor, in the letter announcing the award, said, “[Bank] employees have participated in many volunteer opportunities, including gleaning at Del Val’s Hope of the Harvest charitable garden, working at Fresh Connect, and participating at the Bucks Knocks Out Hunger event. [They] have also committed to hunger-relief efforts, with funding to Rolling Harvest Food Rescue’s program and the Bucks County Food Bank project.”
The Hunger Nutrition Coalition of Bucks County is a group of emergency and school food providers that meets six times a year to foster strong communication between emergency food providers, social service agencies, schools and community members. Members also serve as advocates to inform legislative officials about the hunger and nutrition needs of Bucks County families.
The Hunger Hero recognition was accepted by Penn Community Bank Chief Relationship Officer Todd Hurley at HNC’s bi-annual Hunger Forum held at Delaware Valley University.