Bangor, ME - As thousands of Mainers and Granite Staters struggle to cope with COVID-19, the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation announced $100,000 in grants to five area nonprofits that are focusing on food security. The Foundation is also donating an additional $25,000 during an upcoming telethon for COVID-19 response.
“When we have a crisis, like the one we’re experiencing right now, it affects all of us. But it’s our friends and neighbors who are not able to work and worry about putting food on the table that need our support most right now. We’re ready to help,” said Bangor Savings Bank President and CEO Bob Montgomery-Rice. “Connecting with partners that have a broad network will get the resources quickly out to those who need them most. We’re grateful for the work these nonprofits do in feeding our families.”
“Food is something so many of us take for granted, but thousands of our neighbors struggle to put enough nutritious food on their tables each week—and that struggle is now intensified as the coronavirus impacts Maine,” said Kristen Miale, president of the Good Shepherd Food Bank, one of the recipients. “The generosity of the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation will go a long way in helping us serve our most vulnerable during these unprecedented times.”
The money will be distributed to the following entities:
Good Shepherd Food Bank
(Auburn & Hampden, Maine)
New Hampshire Food Bank
NEK Community Action
(Colebrook, NH region)
In addition, on Thursday, April 9th, the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation will make a $25,000 gift toward COVID response during the United Way telethon in Maine.
“These are incredibly difficult and uncertain times for so many,” said Montgomery-Rice. “Bangor Savings Bank is there for our community - and we always will be.”