34 banks raise $61,000 for food pantries

Mar 23, 2020

Westbrook — To support families in need during the COVID-19 crisis, the Maine Bankers Association has rallied 34 Maine banks, including several with Midcoast branches, to raise $61,000 in a matter of hours to support food pantries throughout the state.

According to the association, two bank presidents were on the phone discussing the immense challenges many Maine families are facing in self-quarantine efforts. Conversation led to quick action and outreach to Maine’s banking leaders and, within eight hours, each of the 34 banks committed funds from their charitable giving program to collectively raise the $61,000. The Maine Bankers Association fundraising campaign, called Let’s Feed Maine, will continue into April, and funds will go to food pantries in every county.

Maine Bankers Association is now challenging other trade associations across the state and banking associations across the country to band together, target food insecurity or another passion, and do their part to help those in need during this unprecedented time.

Current participants in #LetsFeedME

Banks involved in the campaign include: Androscoggin Bank, Aroostook County Federal, Atlantic Trust, Auburn Savings Bank, FSB, Bangor Savings Bank, Bank of America, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Bar Harbor Savings & Loan, Bath Savings Institution, Camden National Bank, Damariscotta Bank & Trust Company, First Federal Savings & Loan of Bath, First National Bank, Franklin Savings Bank, Gorham Savings Bank, HM Payson, Katahdin Trust Company, Kennebec Federal Savings, Kennebec Savings Bank, Kennebunk Savings, KeyBank N.A., Machias Savings Bank, Maine Community Bank, NBT Bank, Northeast Bank, Norway Savings Bank, People’s United Bank, Portland Trust, Rockland Savings Bank, FSB, Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution, Partners Bank, Skowhegan Savings Bank, Spinnaker Trust, and TD Bank, N.A..

About the Maine Bankers Association

The Maine Bankers Association (MBA) represents Maine’s banking industry and its 9,000 employees statewide. Maine’s 30 retail banks operate 463 offices in nearly every community throughout the state, where they assist Maine’s citizens and businesses with financial decisions that improve the quality of life for everyone. Assets exceed $32 billion.

 

 

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