Vermont Business Magazine Bar Harbor Bankshares concluded their annual “Food for Good” community food drive on November 17, 2017. This year the event took place in Maine at 14 Bar Harbor Bank & Trust branches as well as in New Hampshire and Vermont at 35 branches of Lake Sunapee Bank, a division of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. More than 6,400 food items and over $5,900 were collected and delivered to local food pantries prior to the Thanksgiving holiday. “On behalf of the Bank, I would like to thank everyone who gave a gift of healthy food to our neighbors in need by donating to the food drive,” said Margie Gray at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. “These gifts helped fill Thanksgiving food baskets and stock the shelves of local food pantries for the winter months ahead.”
A competition was held among all Bank branches for the largest collection amount and Bradford won first place – a $500 gift to the Bradford Food Pantry!
The food drive was promoted on both the Bar Harbor Bank & Trust and Lake Sunapee Bank Facebook pages. For each “share” of one of the Bank’s “Food for Good” Facebook posts the Bank donated one dollar to a local food pantry. This led to an additional gift of over $250 to local food pantries. A competition was also held among all Bank branches for the largest collection amount; prizes for winning locations were additional gifts to their local food pantry. The first place winner was Bradford, NH with a $500 gift to the Bradford Food Pantry. The second place winner was Topsham, ME with a $250 gift to the Mid-Coast Hunger Prevention Program. The third place winner was Main Street, Nashua, NH with a $100 gift to the Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter.
“Our gratitude goes out to everyone who donated so generously to our ‘Food for Good’ community food drive,” said Gray. “Thank you for helping neighbors in need by providing them with good, healthy food.”
Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE MKT: BHB) is the parent of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust with more than $3 billion in assets. Founded in 1887, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is a true community bank serving the financial needs of its customers for 130 years. Bar Harbor Bank & Trust provides a full range of financial services through its 49 branch locations in all three Northern New England states of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Bar Harbor Bank & Trust was named one of the 2017 Top 200 Publicly Traded Community Banks in the nation by American Banker magazine. For more information call 1-888-853-7100 or go towww.bhbt.com. Member FDIC.