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ACNB Bank has launched a special initiative—ACNB Helping Hands—to reinforce the Bank’s commitment to community during this challenging time when the COVID-19 pandemic is dramatically impacting local businesses and residents. This program, funded by both ACNB Bank and its affiliated employees, is designed to provide thousands of meals prepared by restaurants that are customers and then distributed through local community organizations across the Bank’s southcentral Pennsylvania and northern Maryland footprint.

            “Staff members and board members affiliated with ACNB Bank have personally contributed more than $12,400 to this effort. Combined with ACNB Bank’s commitment of $40,000 in funding, along with the restaurant and catering partners preparing the meals, we are all coming together under difficult and demanding circumstances for each other and for the benefit of those in need within our local communities,” said James P. Helt, ACNB Bank President & Chief Executive Officer.

            “To kick off ACNB Helping Hands, funds are initially being provided to nine ACNB Bank food service customers to assist these local businesses while supplying meals to preselected community organizations in every region of the Bank for meal distribution,” said Mr. Helt.

The Altland House in Abbottstown, PA, Mamma’s Pizzeria and Ristorante in Biglerville, PA, CJ’s  BBQ Smokehouse in Chambersburg, PA, and Maria & Sal’s Pizzeria in Fayetteville, PA, are providing meals this month to community organizations based in ACNB Bank’s southcentral Pennsylvania markets including the Gettysburg Community Soup Kitchen in Gettysburg, PA, Hanover Area Council of Churches in Hanover, PA, Our Daily Bread in York, PA, Franklin County Housing Authority in Chambersburg and Waynesboro, PA, and Salvation Army in Chambersburg, PA.

            Plans are also underway in Frederick County, Maryland, where FCB Bank, a division of ACNB Bank, is working with restaurant customers Dutch’s Daughter and Ilforno Pizzeria, both based in Frederick, MD, to furnish meals during the month of May to Frederick Community Action Agency and Frederick Rescue Mission, respectively.

            In Carroll County, Maryland, NWSB Bank, a division of ACNB Bank, has partnered with restaurant and catering customers including Bess and Ben’s Country Kitchen Restaurant in Taneytown, MD, The Buttersburg Inn in Union Bridge, MD, and The Food Chick in Westminster, MD, to provide meals this month to Human Services Programs of Carroll County, Inc. and Together We Own It, both based in Westminster, MD, and serving residents throughout Carroll County. Staff members of Russell Insurance Group, Inc., a full-service insurance agency and affiliate of ACNB Bank headquartered in Westminster, MD, contributed to the outreach efforts in this region of the Bank’s footprint.

            Additionally, through ACNB Helping Hands, ACNB Bank staff members are reaching out to local nursing home residents by making more than 250 greeting cards and offering words of encouragement during this time of isolation when residents cannot have any visitors. A greeting card will also be enclosed in each of the meal packages distributed to homebound and elderly residents served through the Meals on Wheels program that is affiliated with the Hanover Area Council of Churches in Hanover, PA. 

            “I could not be more proud of my colleagues and these local restaurants and caterers for their commitment and passion for this effort. Working together, we are serving our neighbors and supporting our communities during this critical time,” Mr. Helt added. ACNB Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ACNB Corporation, an independent financial holding company headquartered in Gettysburg, PA. Originally founded in 1857, ACNB Bank serves its marketplace with banking and wealth management services, including trust and retail brokerage, via a network of 21 community banking offices, located in the four southcentral Pennsylvania counties of Adams, Cumberland, Franklin and York, as well as loan offices in Lancaster and York, PA, and Hunt Valley, MD. As divisions of ACNB Bank operating in Maryland, FCB Bank and NWSB Bank serve the local marketplace with a network of five and seven community banking offices located in Frederick County and Carroll County, MD, respectively. Affiliated with ACNB Bank is Russell Insurance Group, Inc., a full-service insurance agency with licenses in 44 states and the other wholly-owned subsidiary of ACNB Corporation. For more information regarding ACNB Bank, please visit

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