Bar Harbor Bank & Trust helps feed locals in need

Nov 27, 2012

Rockland — Bar Harbor Bank & Trust concluded its 24th Annual Community Food Drive on Nov. 16.

More than 2,800 food items and more than $1,900 were collected for and delivered to local food pantries prior to the Thanksgiving holiday.

“On behalf of the bank, I would like to thank everyone who donated to the food drive. These contributions are greatly appreciated,” said Margie Gray at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, in a news release. These gifts helped fill Thanksgiving food baskets and stock the shelves of local food pantries for the winter months ahead.

Each of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s 15 branches collected donations for the food drive and delivered them to their local food pantry for distribution. The food pantries that received these donations included: Bar Harbor Food Pantry, Westside Food Pantry, Emmaus Center, Loaves and Fishes, Tree of Life, Maine Sea Coast Mission Food Pantry at Weald Bethel, Island Pantry, Thomaston Interfaith Fellowship Food Pantry, Lifeline Food Pantry, Machias Food Pantry, China Community Food Pantry, Augusta Food Bank, Mid-Coast Hunger Prevention Program and Whiting Food Pantry.

“On behalf of all Bar Harbor Bank & Trust employees, our gratitude goes out to everyone who donated so generously to the food drive. Thank you for sharing what you have to help meet the needs of our neighbors,” said Gray.

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