NBT Bank recently contributed more than $19,000 to support the United Way of the Greater Capital Region, the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York and the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region.

The United Way brings together donors, volunteers and community organizations in a common mission to strengthen the community and improve social conditions in the Capital Region and beyond. Peter Gannon, President & CEO at United Way of the Greater Capital Region said, “COVID-19 and the ongoing shutdown of economic and social activity has both highlighted and worsened many pressing challenges and long-existing disparities within our communities. Since the beginning of the pandemic we have been working to respond to the immediate needs of our neighbors while also addressing the systemic causes that keep deep-rooted problems in place. Thank you to NBT Bank for its unwavering support of our organization and our community.”

The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York collects donated food from the food industry and distributes it to 1,000 charitable agencies feeding the hungry in 23 counties of northeastern New York. The food provided by the Regional Food Bank helps to feed 350,000 people each month. In 2020, the organization distributed 60 million pounds of food to the hungry. Regional Food Bank Executive Director Mark Quandt said, “We deeply appreciate NBT Bank’s continued, long-time support of the Regional Food Bank. They have been a great partner both financially and with volunteers. This year’s contribution will help us maintain the greatly increased level of assistance we have been providing throughout the pandemic and which will be needed for many more months. We are grateful for everything NBT Bank does for the Food Bank and the thousands of people we serve.”

The Community Loan Fund is a nonprofit community development financial institution whose mission is to promote sustainable community development efforts for economically underserved people and communities. “The Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region has always counted NBT among our strongest supporters,” said Linda MacFarlane, Community Loan Fund Executive Director. “They are invested in our mission and in the collective success of the community we serve. We are so grateful for this timely donation, as it will help grow our training and technical assistance program for businesses dealing with the impacts of COVID-19.”

In addition to monetary contributions, NBT encourages employees to volunteer in community activities that support local organizations and build ongoing relationships.

About NBT Bank

NBT Bank offers personal banking, business banking and wealth management services from locations in seven states, including New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Connecticut. The bank and its parent company, NBT Bancorp Inc., are headquartered in Norwich, NY. NBT Bancorp had assets of $10.9 billion as of December 31, 2020 and is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol NBTB. More information about NBT is available online at www.nbtbank.com. Member FDIC.