Manasquan Savings Bank hosted its third community Shred Day and Food Drive, on Saturday, June 11 at their Meetinghouse Rd office in Wall Township. A record number of participants came out to destroy their unwanted personal documents in a mobile document-destruction truck supplied by Planet Shred. About two-and-a-half tons of paper was shredded.
The bank conceived of Shred Day three years ago as a courtesy to its customers. “We realized that, with the surge in identity theft, it would be easy to help people get rid of their sensitive documents,” explains Wall Township manager, Heather Schick. “We didn’t want them to worry that their confidential papers would end up in the wrong hands.” Once the documents are fed into the truck, customers can watch them going through the shredder. “This gives them peace of mind that their papers are, in fact, destroyed,” adds Schick.
Another record breaker that day was the amount of food collected for the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. “We received 425 pounds of canned and boxed goods,” says Schick. “We’ve never gotten those kinds of donations before, even during the holidays.” Manasquan Savings Bank matched the number of pounds with dollars, contributing $425 dollars to the Food Bank. This will provide more than 1,200 meals for local families in need.
Manasquan Savings Bank will be hosting another Shred Day and Food Drive in September 2011. Date and location of that event will be released in the near future.