M&T Bank is also helping the fight against hunger.
M&T has donated a combined $21,000 to eight different regional food pantries, nutrition programs, and hunger relief charities throughout the area.
Recipients include the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, CHOW, Meals on Wheels of Western Broome and Tioga County Rural Ministry.
Regional President Peter Newman says it’s the bank’s way of showing its appreciation for what these organizations do for the community. “Thankfully I work for a philanthropic organization. M&T Bank feels very strongly that we need to support our communities. At this time of year it’s just a great time around the holidays to focus on the organizations that are taking care of people that are food insecure. Unfortunately in our community we do have people that continue to go hungry.”
Since 2010, M and T bank has donated more than $180,000 to these local non-profits.