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December 18, 2018 - Centreville Bank Grants $25,000 to Meals on Wheels Rhode Island

Centreville Bank Grants $25,000 to Meals on Wheels Rhode Island

L-R: Thomas J. Lamb, Jr., chairman and CEO, and Paola N. Fernandez, vice president, community development, Centreville Bank, present a check for $25,000 to Heather Amaral, executive director, from Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island. The funds will be used toward the Emergency Meal Program which was established by the organization in November of 2015 using an initial grant of $50,000 from the Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation. The program ensures that Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island homebound clients across the state will have food when inclement weather or other emergencies prevent the organization from making meal deliveries. 

The Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation has presented a $25,000 grant to Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island, in direct support of the organization’s Emergency Meal Program. 

Each meal box contains five nonperishable, nutritionally complete meals that serve as a safety net for homebound clients when emergencies, such as severe weather conditions, preclude the organization from making meal deliveries. The emergency packages include foods such as cereal, canned goods and soups, raisins, applesauce, juice, dried milk packets and other items that do not require refrigeration.

“We are very happy to support Meals on Wheels in their efforts to provide the growing Rhode Island senior population with these nutritious emergency meal boxes, especially during the winter months when it can be a challenge for volunteers to make deliveries,” said Tom Lamb, chairman and CEO of Centreville Bank. 

“Our staff and team of volunteers now serve nearly 1,200 meals each day to the frail and elderly throughout the state,” said Heather Amaral, executive director of Meals on Wheels of RI. “Centreville Bank’s ongoing support, particularly with our Emergency Meal Program, is essential to this work. We are truly grateful to have them as a partner in our mission.” 


About the Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation 

The Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation was established as a non-profit charitable organization in 2006 by the Board of Trustees to further the philanthropic mission of Centreville Bank. The Foundation's goal is to partner with local non-profit organizations that work to strengthen, grow, and contribute to the well-being of the communities that we serve.

About Centreville Bank 

Founded in 1828 and headquartered in West Warwick, Rhode Island, Centreville Bank has seven branch locations in Coventry, Cranston, East Greenwich, Narragansett, West Greenwich, West Warwick, and North Kingstown, and assets of $1.2 billion. 

About Meals on Wheels of RI

Since 1969, Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island has been serving the nutritional well-being, independence, dignity and safety of the state’s senior citizens, as well as the homebound and disabled. The state’s only nonprofit home delivered meal program also provides a Senior Café program in local senior centers, a pet food program, and a senior wish program.


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