Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod launches food drive

Third annual Restock the Shelves drive

For the third year in a row, The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod is hosting a food drive in all 9 of its branches to benefit local food pantries and help them “restock the shelves” after Thanksgiving. Throughout the month of November, the Bank will be collecting nonperishable food items and monetary donations that will then be donated on #GivingTuesday, November 29.

“During this season of giving, we encourage everyone to generously donate for our friends and neighbors,” said Joel Crowell, President and CEO of The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod. “Our local food pantries serve hundreds of Cape Cod families each Thanksgiving and we want to help them restock the shelves in anticipation for the holidays.  This food drive has become very popular with our customers and the communities we serve.  We’re grateful for everyone’s support.  It’s heartwarming.”

Along with a traditional food drive, the bank will be collecting monetary donations for several of the local pantries on the Cape. Many food pantries can make monetary donations go much farther because of their partnerships with food suppliers such as grocery stores and organizations like the Greater Boston Food Bank.

“Monetary donations are important because we have much greater purchasing power for our dollars when we purchase food through the Greater Boston Food Bank, where every dollar is equivalent to $5.00 of product,” said Sharon Howard, Volunteer Coordinator of the Falmouth Service Center.

The food drive runs throughout the month of November at each of the Bank’s 9 branch locations. All donations will be delivered to the pantries on #GivingTuesday, or on a day most convenient to the pantry. In addition to delivering donations, the Bank is offering employee volunteers from each branch to work on the day of delivery for the following food pantries:

  • East Harwich Branch: The Family Pantry of Cape Cod
  • East Dennis Branch: Hands of Hope Food Pantry
  • Yarmouth Port/King’s Way Satellite Branch: The Yarmouth Food Pantry
  • Hyannis Branch: Salvation Army Hyannis
  • Operations Center: Grace Veterans Center Food Pantry
  • West Barnstable Branch: St. Vincent DePaul Society at St. Francis Xavier
  • Marstons Mills Branch: St. Vincent DePaul Society at Christ The King
  • Sandwich Branch: The Sandwich Food Pantry
  • Falmouth/North Falmouth Branch: Falmouth Service Center

The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod is an independent, local, mutual community bank with over $800 million in assets. Established in 1921, the bank is committed to investing in the Cape Cod community where we live and work. The bank is headquartered in Hyannis with branches on Route 6A in Yarmouth Port, East Dennis and West Barnstable; in Sandwich at 275 Cotuit Road; in Hyannis at 695 Attucks Lane in Independence Park; in East Harwich at 1470 Orleans Road/Route 39; in North Falmouth at 660 North Falmouth Highway; in Falmouth at 238 Worcester Court; and in Marstons Mills at 3840 Falmouth Road.  For more information please visit,, or call 508.568.3400. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on