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Sturdy Savings Bank recently presented 25 food banks and pantries in Cape May County and Somers Point with checks to help them meet increased demand during the COVID-19 crisis.

In addition to the established food pantries in the area that the bank has always supported annually, many others have been formed during the pandemic to further assist in feeding families in need.

“Demand is great in times of crisis, and it is our hope that our donations to each of these pantries will help families in the communities we serve,” said Sturdy Savings Bank President Jerry Reeves.

Food banks receiving donations to assist in their emergency work related to COVID-19 relief include:

Angel Visit Baptist Church – Wildwood

Bethel Commandment Church – Whitesboro

Cape May Community Food Closet at First Presbyterian Church of Cape May – Cape May

Catholic Charities – Rio Grande

Coalition Against Rape & Abuse – Cape May Court House

Crest Community Church – Wildwood

CCWI Vera Smith Community Food Pantry – Whitesboro

Dennisville United Methodist Church - Dennisville

Dorothy Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary – Dorothy

First United Methodist Church – Cape May Court House

Grace Lutheran Church – Somers Point

Green Creek Bethel United Methodist Church – Green Creek

Holy Redeemer Home Care and Hospice – Swainton

Holy Spirit Lutheran Church – Villas

Lazarus House Emergency Food Pantry – Wildwood

Ocean City Ecumenical Council Food Cupboard at Saint Peter’s Methodist Church – Ocean City

Russell’s Pantry – Villas

Saint Barnabas Parish Food Pantry – Villas

Sea Isle City United Methodist Church – Sea Isle City

Seashore Community Church of the Nazarene – Erma

Seaville United Methodist Church – Seaville

Saint Maximilian Kolbe Parish (Church of the Resurrection and St. Casimir’s Catholic Church) – Marmora and Woodbine

Star A & M Masonic Lodge – Tuckahoe

The Branches Center – Rio Grande

Sturdy Savings Bank serves the community at 14 different locations, including Avalon, Cape May, Cape May Court House, Dennisville, Marmora, North Cape May, North Wildwood, Ocean City, Rio Grande, Somers Point, Stone Harbor, Tuckahoe and Wildwood Crest.

Each of Sturdy Savings Bank’s branches consider the communities in which they are located their homes, and are dedicated to see those areas succeed. The bank often donates to local organizations, and supports schools because it values the development of the youth in the communities it serves.

For more information about Sturdy Savings Bank, visit or call 609-463-5220.

Sturdy Savings Bank, Member FDIC is an Equal Housing Lender.