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OceanPoint Insurance and BankNewport Summer Food Drive Helps Restock Shelves at Local Pantries

MIDDLETOWN, R.I.  (September 30, 2015) – Hundreds of pounds of non-perishable food was collected thanks to the generosity of the community during the BankNewport and OceanPoint Insurance Agency (OPIA) summer food drive held August 1 through August 15 at all Bank and OPIA locations.

The summer is a challenging time for food pantries, many of whom experience a decline in donations.  The goal of the collection drive was to show support to local pantries in their tireless efforts to help provide food to those families and individuals struggling to make ends meet.

At the conclusion of the collection drive, representatives from BankNewport and OPIA transported community food donations to the following ten local food pantries in Bristol County, Newport County, and throughout the West Bay communities:  Coventry Friends of Human Services, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, East Bay Community Action Program Tiverton Pantry, East Bay Food Pantry, East Greenwich Interfaith Food Cupboard, Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale, North Kingstown Food Pantry, Saint Mark Church Outreach program in Jamestown, Saint Vincent de Paul Emergency Food Center in Cranston, and Tap-In of Barrington.

About OceanPoint Insurance

Headquartered in Middletown, Rhode Island, OceanPoint Insurance Agency, Inc. provides a broad range of property casualty insurance products, in addition to a full array of financial services.  Along with BankNewport, OceanPoint Insurance Agency, Inc. is a subsidiary of the Mutual Holding Company, OceanPoint Financial Partners, MHC.  Tracing its roots back to 1863, OceanPoint Insurance Agency, Inc. is proud to serve the insurance needs of clients from three full service offices located in Coventry, Middletown and Barrington, Rhode Island, forming one of the largest independent insurance agency operations in southeastern New England.

About BankNewport

BankNewport, founded in 1819 and currently holding $1.3 billion in assets, is an FDIC-insured savings bank and is a subsidiary of the Mutual Holding Company, OceanPoint Financial Partners, MHC.  Along with its financial partner, OceanPoint Insurance Agency, Inc., BankNewport is proud to serve the financial needs of customers from banking and insurance offices located throughout southeastern New England.

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