Macey Kinley, 7, decided to spend her eight weeks in Maine at her grandmother’s Belfast camp creating and selling their paint-pouring art on wooden and ceramic coasters — and donating 100% of the proceeds to the Northport Food Pantry.

She presented her summer savings Aug. 21 in $20 bills, folded in a Mason jar, to the food pantry. She raised $717 for the organization, selling over 100 coasters at Brambles, a downtown Belfast gift shop, which did not take a portion of coaster sales.

Food pantry President Patti Wright said the cash donation will buy two months' worth of food from Good Shepherd Food Bank for the people it serves.

Paint-pouring, using acrylic paint, can take up to three days to create. Thick paint is poured onto a surface or canvas in a particular manner, then tilted to move the paint, creating interesting shapes and patterns with multiple colors.

Macey and her grandmother decided to sell their art to raise money for Northport Food Pantry after Brambles' owner suggested the nonprofit. They wanted to help an organization affected by the coronavirus.

The food pantry is open to anyone in the area, with half of the people it serves coming from Belfast and the rest from Northport and surrounding towns, Wright said. It serves the community on a weekly basis in the summer and once a month in the winter.

The pantry collects unopened, nonperishable food donations, but prefers cash donations to purchase food at a discount from Good Shepherd Food Bank, she said.

Macey and her grandmother, Anne Hormel, have many shared interests, from a diverse range of art platforms to cooking, horseback riding and others. The 7-year-old usually spends less time in Belfast in the summer, but the coronavirus gave her and her mother a reason to stay much longer this year.

The two return to their Charlottesville, Virginia, home Aug. 27. After a summer spent raising money to give back to the local community, the only thing Macey wanted in return was the Mason jar she used to hold donation money. “We love our jars,” her mother, Aven Hormel Kinley, said.