Drop off Peanut Butter, Jelly at Bangor Savings Bank in May to Help Hungry

May 01, 2018
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Lisa Bird
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BANGOR, Maine – The 2018 Bangor Savings Bank Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive started today and continues through May 31 at all Bangor Savings branches in Maine and New Hampshire.

The annual Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive began in 2012 to provide hunger prevention programs with a high-protein food item that is often in short supply and high demand. Donations of peanut butter and jelly jars can be dropped off inside any Bangor Savings branch during operating hours.

The donated peanut butter and jelly will be distributed to food pantries and other hunger prevention organizations throughout Maine and New Hampshire. The drive has collected more than 55,000 jars of PB&J during the past six years, and this year Bangor Savings is hoping to top the record one-year total of 12,645 jars.

“It’s always uplifting to see Bangor Savings customers, local businesses, and our employees make the Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive a great success,” said Bangor Savings Bank President and CEO Bob Montgomery-Rice. “Contributing to the drive is easy, and knowing the impact donations will have for hundreds of individuals and families makes it all worthwhile.”

The bank will contribute an additional two jars for every “selfless selfie” taken by a contributor when they make their donation at a branch. People can email their selfies to socialmedia@bangor.com, and the photos will be posted on the Bangor Savings Facebook page to recognize supporters on social media.

NEWSCENTER Maine is the media partner for the 2018 Bangor Savings Bank Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive.
About Us

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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Carol Colson | Bangor Savings Bank
207.990.6465
Carol.Colson@bangor.com