Bangor Savings Bank Collects More Than 12,000 Jars of PB&J for Maine Food Pantries

June 19, 2017
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BANGOR, Maine – The 2017 Bangor Savings Bank Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive recently piled up more than 12,000 jars of PB&J for food pantries throughout Maine.

Peanut butter and jelly donations were collected during the month of May at all 54 Bangor Savings Bank branches. Bangor Savings contributed an additional two jars of peanut butter for every “selfless selfie” taken by a contributor to mark their donation on social media.

The annual Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive started as a way to provide hunger prevention programs in Maine with a high-protein food item that is often in short supply and high demand.

“Once again, our customers, local businesses, schools and Bangor Savings Bank employees made the Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive a success,” said Bangor Savings Bank President and CEO Bob Montgomery-Rice. “Their unselfish act of giving a simple food item will have a great impact on Mainers in need throughout the state.”

Media partners for the 2017 Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive were WLBZ-2, WCSH-6, and Maine Internet Radio, LLC.
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Bangor Savings Bank, with more than $4 billion in assets, offers retail banking to consumers as well as comprehensive commercial, corporate, payroll administration, merchant services, and small business banking services to businesses. The Bank, founded in 1852, is in its 166th year with 58 branches in Maine and New Hampshire and on the Web at www.bangor.com. The Bangor Savings Bank Foundation was created in 1997. Together the Bank and its Foundation invested more than $2 million into the community in the form of nonprofit sponsorships, grants and partnership initiatives last year. Bangor Savings Bank is an equal opportunity employer.

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