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The Connecticut Food Bank Honors KeyBank’s James Trimble with Community Service Award

NEW HAVEN, Conn., December 10, 2018 – The Connecticut Food Bank presented its 2018 Commitment and Service Award to KeyBank Mail Assistant James Trimble on November 30 at a special celebration event held in KeyBank’s New Haven Main branch.  Trimble has served as a volunteer at the food bank since 2005; this year, he will complete over 50 personal volunteer hours at the nonprofit. In 2012 James was recognized by the food bank as a Volunteer Hunger Action Hero for his years of engagement with the food bank through volunteerism and food/fund drives. The following year, Trimble initiated the “Super-Size Me” food drive to help neighbors impacted by Super Storm Sandy. He has continued the effort annually for the past five years, raising more than $15,000 in cash donations and thousands of pounds of donated food for food-challenged neighbors in our community.

“James is a stand-out volunteer,” said Connecticut Food Bank CEO Bernie Beaudreau. “He gives so freely of his time and energy and always boosts spirits with his participation at events, food drives, or helping to sort foods at our warehouse. His Super-Size Me food drive has become one of our signature events each year.”

In 2017, KeyBank joined Trimble’s efforts by collecting food and cash donations at branches throughout its Connecticut and Western Massachusetts market.  This year’s drive was held from November 5th to November 16th and also raised donations for FoodShare in Hartford and The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.

“James is an extraordinary example of how one person can truly make a difference,” said Jeff Hubbard, KeyBank Connecticut and Western Massachusetts Market President. “His passion and dedication to helping those less fortunate exemplifies Key’s community commitment, and we are proud to have him on our team.”   

Connecticut Food Bank recently honored KeyBank with its 2018 Corporate Commitment and Service award at a donor reception in October. In addition to supporting Trimble’s food drive, KeyBank’s employees volunteer their time sorting food during Key’s annual Neighbors Make The Difference® Day each May. Plus, KeyBank Foundation has granted more than $100,000 in support of the food bank’s mobile food pantry program.

KeyBank has more than 70 branches serving customers, businesses, and communities throughout Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.


About the Connecticut Food Bank:

The Connecticut Food Bank is committed to alleviating hunger in Connecticut by providing food resources, raising awareness of the challenges of hunger, and advocating for people who need help meeting basic needs. The Connecticut Food Bank partners with the food industry, food growers, donors, and volunteers to distribute nutritious food to people in need. Last year through a network of nearly 700 community-based programs, the Connecticut Food Bank distributed enough food to provide more than 20.3 million meals. The Connecticut Food Bank provides food in six Connecticut counties - Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, and Windham counties – where nearly 300,000 people struggle with hunger. Visit us on the web at, like us on Facebook and follow @CTFoodBank on Twitter and Instagram. 

About KeyBank:

KeyCorp’s roots trace back 190 years to Albany, New York. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Key is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $138.8 billion at September 30, 2018. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management, and investment services to individuals and businesses in 15 states under the name KeyBank National Association through a network of over 1,100 branches and more than 1,500 ATMs. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name. For more information, visit . KeyBank is Member FDIC.


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