Washington Trust Employees Kick Off 13th Annual Peanut Butter Drive

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Washington Trust Employees Kick Off 13thAnnual Peanut Butter Drive

WESTERLY, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Washington Trustrecently kicked off its 13thAnnual Peanut Butter Drive at the company's Employee Fest, challenging employees to bring in peanut butter or donate online to the Rhode Island Food Bank. Employees donated 325 lbs. of peanut butter and raised an additional $1860 through online donations, enough for the Food Bank to buy 1,488 jars of peanut butter.

"Our employees have always been dedicated to the Peanut Butter Drive and ensuring hungry children across the State have access to healthy meals," said Joseph J. MarcAurele, Washington Trust Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "In the past 12 years we've fed more than 3 million Rhode Islanders through this drive."


Rhode Islanders can drop off a jar of new, unopened peanut butter during the month of March at any of Washington Trust's 18 branch locations. All donations made to a branch will be sent to a local food pantry in the community. Online donations can be made atwww.rifoodbank.org/peanutbutter. All online donations go directly to the Rhode Island Food Bank.

For more information about the 13thAnnual Peanut Butter Drive, or to get involved, please visitwww.peanutbutterbank.com.

Founded in 1800, Washington Trust is the largest independent bank headquartered in Rhode Island and the oldest community Bank in the nation. Washington Trust provides commercial banking, small business banking, personal banking, mortgage banking, and wealth management and trust services to individuals and institutions throughout the Northeast. Our Commercial Banking Group offers a full line of commercial and industrial lending, commercial real estate, and cash management services to borrowers throughout the Northeast. Washington Trust is an SBA preferred lender. Our team of experienced professionals are dedicated to providing customized, comprehensive financing and personalized services. The Washington Trust Company is a subsidiary of Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc., (NASDAQ Global Select, symbol: WASH).



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