Newport, R.I. (April 19, 2019) – BankNewport and OceanPoint Insurance employees presented donations totaling $5,600 to the Edgewood Pawtuxet Ecumenical Food Closet as a special “Bowl-A-Thon” fundraiser. Employee bowling teams were sponsored by fellow employees, family and friends in order to raise the total funds. The donations will help the Food Closet stock its shelves to provide food to help the local community.
Located at 1665 Broad Street in Cranston, the Edgewood Pawtuxet Food Closet is a client-choice food pantry run by volunteers, open three days and one night a week to provide food to local neighbors in need. The Food Closet, established 37 years ago, has grown out of a small closet into a multi-room operation inside The Church of The Transfiguration in Cranston. In 2018, 1,770 visits to the food closet were recorded to feed 3,223 individuals.
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. In addition, OceanPoint Insurance Agency, Inc., a subsidiary of BankNewport, offers a broad range of property casualty insurance products and a full array of financial services. With 17 banking offices and $1.6 billion in assets, BankNewport is one of the oldest community banks in the United States and, as a mutual organization, is committed to the financial success of its customers, employees and communities.
About OceanPoint Insurance Agency
OceanPoint Insurance Agency, Inc., is a Trusted Choice independent insurance agency that provides a broad range of property casualty insurance products and a full array of financial services. A subsidiary of BankNewport and OceanPoint Insurance can trace its roots back to 1863 and is one of the largest independent insurance agency operations in southeastern New England. With locations in Middletown, Barrington, North Kingstown, and Coventry, OceanPoint Insurance is positioned to meet the growing insurance needs of clients throughout the region.