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BankNewport Donates Halloween Treat Bags to Support Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center’s “Food 2 Friends” Program


Members of Bank’s Retail Team assembled and delivered more than 100 treat bags and handwritten notes of good wishes for homebound neighbors

NEWPORT, R.I. – (October 21, 2021) – BankNewport, one of the country’s longest-standing community banks whose hallmark is its dedication to the communities it serves, has donated more than 100 Halloween treat bags to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in Newport in support of its “Food 2 Friends” program: a monthly grocery delivery service for homebound neighbors and people who are otherwise unable to visit its onsite food pantry.

Members of BankNewport’s Retail Team assembled the treat bags, which include Halloween candy and wrote notes of good wishes to accompany them; the bags were delivered to the MLK Center on October 4th by members of BankNewport’s Retail Team.

“With Halloween just a few short weeks away, our Retail Team wanted to do something ‘sweet’ for our neighbors,” said Amy Riccitelli, Senior Vice President, Director of Retail Sales, BankNewport. “We are proud to support the MLK Center’s ‘Food 2 Friends’ program and hope that our treat bags put a smile on the face of those who receive them this Halloween season.”

“We are grateful to BankNewport for continuing to partner with the MLK Center to lift up the lives of so many in our community time and time again. These cards and treat bags will bring hope and happiness to so many in Newport County who are homebound,” said Heather Hole Strout, Executive Director of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center.

Picture of BankNewport Team Picture of MLK Staff and BankNewpotr Staff
Photo 1: (from left to right):  BankNewport Retail Team members Amy Riccitelli, SVP Director of Retail Sales, Ryan Galitskie, VP Regional Sales Manager, and Matt Basileo, Retail Program Administrator.
Photo 2: (from left to right): Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center Director of Volunteers & Community Programs, Nancy Harten and Executive Director, Heather Hole Strout welcomed BankNewport Vice President/Newport Branch Sales Manager Evan Rose, and BankNewport Vice President/Middletown Branch Sales Manager Patrick Burns.


About BankNewport:
Founded in 1819 and headquartered in Newport, BankNewport offers a full suite of loan and deposit products and services for families and businesses throughout Rhode Island.  With $2.0 billion in assets, BankNewport is one of the longest-standing community banks in the United States and, as a mutual organization, is committed to the financial success of its customers, employees and communities. BankNewport has 17 branch locations, with commercial lending offices in Cumberland and Providence.

BankNewport business lines include OceanPoint Marine Lending, specializing in consumer marine and recreational vehicle financing programs, and OceanPoint Insurance, a Trusted Choice independent insurance agency, providing a broad range of property casualty insurance products, including employee benefits and marine related insurance products.