Dime Bank Foundation Distributes Emergency Grants to Help Community with Food-Related Needs

The Dime Bank Foundation announced on April 8 that it will immediately provide a number of grants to local organizations who are facing surges in food and meal-related needs as a result of the coronavirus (COVID19).

“We have said since this situation started that we are now, more than ever, a community bank,” said Nick Caplanson, Dime’s President and CEO. “We are happy to support these worthy organizations who are working tirelessly today, and every day, to make our community a better place to live.”

“The kindness of Dime is beyond words,” said Deborah A. Monahan, Executive Director at Thames Valley Council for Community Action. “On behalf of all of us at TVCCA, I offer a heartfelt thank you to everyone at Dime for their continued generosity to our community.”

Organizations receiving grants include:

·        New London Area Food Coalition
·        Norwich Events Organization (fiduciary for Norwich Acts of Kindness)
·        Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center
·        St. Vincent de Paul Place
·        Thames Valley Council for Community Action
·        United Way of Southeastern CT

Dime Bank’s branches with drive-through services and ATMs remain fully operational and banking is also available for Dime customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via DimeOnLine and the bank’s mobile app services.

About Dime Bank
Established in 1869 and recognized by Forbes as the #2 bank in the State of Connecticut, Dime Bank is a mutual bank with over $850 million in assets and 11 convenient branch locations throughout southeastern and shoreline Connecticut and Westerly, Rhode Island. As a full-service financial institution, Dime offers consumer and commercial banking, home mortgages and trust services – all delivered with a personal touch. In addition to its recognition from Forbes, BauerFinancial, Inc., a national bank rating firm, recognized Dime Bank, as one of the strongest banks in the nation. For more information about Dime Bank, visit https://dime-bank.com