Bankwell has donated $15,000 to Filling in the Blanks to benefit the purchase of a new delivery truck which will grant the organization to increase the amount of weekend meals they can deliver to children in need who are eligible for the free or reduced lunch program in our local communities.
The new truck has allowed Filling in the Blanks to immediately move 100 kids from their waitlist to now receive weekend meals and additional 400 are expected to be moved from the waitlist this fall. The new truck will also create a more efficient delivery process which will grant FITB to offer the program beyond those on the waitlist and expand their weekly reach to hungry children in local communities.
“Bankwell has been an incredible community partner, not only with their financial support but the time that they invest in our organization,” said Tina Kramer, Co-Founder at Filling in the Blanks. “We are proud to have Bankwell displayed alongside us on the truck.”
Bankwell is a community bank that serves the banking and lending needs of residents and businesses throughout Fairfield and New Haven counties. More about Bankwell can be found at www.mybankwell.com .
New Canaan residents, Shawnee Knight and Tina Kramer, founded Filling in the Blanks in 2013 to provide children qualifying for free or reduced lunch with food on the weekends. The program serves local schools throughout Stamford, Norwalk, Greenwich and Bedford Hills (Pre-K through High School) and runs throughout the year, serving children at local camps over the summer months. To volunteer or donate to the organization, interested parties can visit www.fillingintheblanks.org.