BCTCares Foundation Raises $65,000 To Feed Local Food-Insecure Children

The BCTCares Foundation, a philanthropy founded by the employees of BCT-Bank of Charles Town, also known as The Community’s Bank, announced Friday, October 27, 2023, that it raised $65,000 through its annual Pack The ‘Pack program in support of local backpack food charities focused on food-insecure children.  The donation equaled $16,250 for each of the four partner charities and will provide funding for food purchases going to local food-insecure school children, equating to approximately 5,600 take-home backpacks filled with enough food for two days (weekend).  The fundraising effort was from July 1, 2023 through August 31, 2023.  Donors to this worthy cause included the bank’s clients, vendors, employees, and Board of Directors along with many people from the communities surrounding the bank’s offices in Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.

“Our employee team set an ambitious goal to exceed last year’s donations,” remarked Alice P. Frazier, President and CEO of BCT.  “We are not only amazed but proud of the response from our clients, employees, vendors, and local communities.  Their generosity is helping fill the tummies of over 5,600 hungry children in our communities.”

For the Pack The ‘Pack campaign, BCTCares has partnered with local backpack program charities who will purchase and distribute food using the funds donated.  The local backpack program partners are:

To learn more about the BCTCares Foundation and the Pack The ‘Pack program, visit BCT’s website at www.mybct.bank/about/bctcares/.