Metropolitan Commercial Bank Supports Great Neck Food Pantry

Thomas Mazzini, vice president and Market Sales manager for Metropolitan Commercial Bank’s Great Neck banking center (second from left) and Samira Assil, vice president and Branch Operations manager in Great Neck (center) present Morris Aziz, UMJCA Board member (left); Mika Hakimi, UMJCA treasurer; and Jonathan Hazghiyan, UMJCA president with a check from Metropolitan Commercial Bank in support of UMJCA’s Great Neck Food Pantry. (Contributed photo)

Representatives from Metropolitan Commercial Bank’s® Great Neck banking center recently joined with officials from the United Mashadi Jewish Community of America (UMJCA) to celebrate the Bank’s ongoing support of UMJCA’s Great Neck Kosher Food Pantry.
In addition to the bank’s $22,000 donation, representatives from the bank’s Great Neck banking center volunteer several hours every Thursday to help the Pantry stock its shelves with perishable and non-perishable items delivered every week. The UMJCA established the Great Neck Kosher Food Panty in 2020. Today, the Pantry provides essential food and household items to more than 400 families in need in Great Neck and the surrounding communities every month.
“Supporting programs like the Great Neck Kosher Food Pantry represents Metropolitan Commercial Bank’s commitment to developing mutually rewarding, long-term relationships with the communities we serve,” stated Laura Capra, executive vice president, head of Retail and Retail Management of Metropolitan Commercial Bank. “Our partnership with the United Mashadi Jewish Community of America and our support of its food pantry is part of our pledge to be a good neighbor and a trusted resource for Great Neck and the surrounding communities. We look forward to continuing our support of the Great Neck Kosher Food Pantry and its invaluable service to families in need in this region.”
“We’re proud to have Metropolitan Commercial Bank as one of our partners in helping us serve families who are food challenged and in need of basic essential household items due to their economic challenges,” said Jonathan Hazghiyan, president of the UMJCA. “Only with the monetary support of individual donors and organizations like Metropolitan Commercial Bank can we bring hope and care to these families in need. However, with Metropolitan Commercial Bank, more than the monetary commitment makes the bank a special partner for us. The ongoing commitment of volunteer time put in by staff members of the bank’s Great Neck banking center has impressed us the most, and it is the personal connection they have made with our volunteers and the commitment to the families we serve that means so much to us.”

About the Bank
Metropolitan Commercial Bank is a New York City-based commercial bank that provides a broad range of business, commercial and personal banking products and services to small, middle-market, corporate enterprises, municipalities and affluent individuals. The bank’s Global Payments group is an established leader in BaaS (Banking-as-a-Service) to various domestic and international fintech, payments and money services businesses. The bank operates banking centers in New York City and on Long Island in New York State and is ranked as one of the “100 Fastest-Growing Companies” by Fortune. The bank is a New York State chartered commercial bank, a member of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and an equal housing lender. Metropolitan Bank Holding Corp. (NYSE: MCB) is the parent company of the bank. For more information, please visit
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