Cambridge Savings supports SCES Nutrition programs

Cambridge Savings Bank VP/Senior Branch Manager Evgenia “Jane” Gricci (left) presents a check for $5,000 to Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES) Nutrition Director Meghan Ostrander and SCES Executive Director Paul Hollings. The Cambridge Savings Charitable Foundation has donated $10,000 to support nutrition programs at SCES over the past year. SCES PHOTO

In December 2021, Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES) received a $5,000 food assistance grant from the Cambridge Savings Charitable Foundation. This was the second $5,000 grant SCES received from Cambridge Savings Charitable Foundation in 2021, for a total donation of $10,000 throughout the year. These grants will benefit low-to-moderate income individuals and families through SCES Nutrition programs.

SCES Nutrition programs support healthy diet and Aging in Place through Meals on Wheels, Congregate Meals, Nutrition Counseling, and other programs. Roughly two-thirds of the older adults from Cambridge and Somerville receiving nutrition assistance are economically disadvantaged, noted SCES Executive Director Paul Hollings.

“We are so grateful for the support of Cambridge Savings Charitable Foundation,” said Hollings. “SCES Nutrition programs support independence and combat malnutrition, which is a widespread concern for older adults. We deeply appreciate the Cambridge Savings Charitable Foundation for helping us provide vital assistance for our older neighbors.”

The Cambridge Savings Charitable Foundation is a non-profit charitable foundation that was established by the Cambridge Savings Bank to support human services, affordable housing, and community development. The Foundation has awarded more than $10.5 million in grants since 2003 and has committed to give 6% of the Bank’s earnings to the community.
“We take a great deal of pride in supporting Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services and the amazing work that they do to help enrich the lives of the older adults in our community through the power of health and nutrition.” noted Cambridge Savings Bank CEO Wayne Patenaude.

About SCES: Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES) is a non-profit agency that supports the independence and well-being of older adults in Somerville and Cambridge. For free advice and guidance on questions of aging, caregiving or disability, contact our Aging Information Center at 617-628-2601, email, or visit our website

About Cambridge Savings Bank: Cambridge Savings Bank is a full-service banking institution with over $5 billion in assets. As a mutual bank, CSB is committed to improving the quality of life of our employees, customers, and the communities we serve. One of the oldest and largest community banks in Massachusetts, Cambridge Savings Bank offers a full line of individual and business banking services across a robust Massachusetts-based branch network and through digital banking solutions for commercial, small business and consumer customers. To learn more about how we can meet your needs, visit us at, or better yet, come meet us to help you make the most out of your banking relationship