Citizens Inn, the Peabody non-profit that works with families and individuals experiencing homelessness and food insecurity, is set to receive a $400K campaign gift from Institution for Savings this month.
This transformative gift is designated to the programmatic and operational support of Citizens Inn’s Haven from Hunger program, which includes the food pantry, community meals and resources center. Institution for Savings will also hold the naming rights to the 71 Wallis Street location for the next 25 years.
“We are so thrilled to be receiving this gift,” said Citizens Inn executive director Carolina Trujillo. “A gift of this magnitude means so much to our organization. Institution for Savings has been a longtime supporter of ours and we are excited to welcome them to Peabody and into our community.”
“The work that Citizens Inn does every day to help families and individuals who are experiencing a housing crisis or food insecurity is admirable and we are happy we can help continue this important mission,” said Institution for Savings President and CEO Michael J. Jones. “Haven for Hunger provides much needed food assistance to those in need through its food pantry and community meals programs and is a critical service for residents in Peabody and the surrounding communities. I can think of few better ways to use our charitable funds than for this purpose and we look forward to having a physical presence in Peabody when our office opens in 2023.”
The Bank is currently renovating the former Century Bank site located at 12 Peabody Square into a full-service bank. The office is expected to open in late 2023 and when completed will have retail and lending offices, a drive-up lane and onsite parking.
The grant is part of Citizens Inn’s Inn To Opportunity campaign, which aims to bring comprehensive services in dignified spaces to better address the root causes of homelessness and hunger. A check presentation was held on Monday, August 15th at 3PM at the newly renovated 71 Wallis Street location.