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BAR HARBOR, Maine — Bar Harbor Bank & Trust concluded their 23rd Annual Community Food Drive on November 18. More than 1900 food items and over $1,100 were collected for and delivered to local food pantries prior to the Thanksgiving holiday. “On behalf of the Bank, I would like to thank everyone who donated to the food drive. These contributions are greatly appreciated,” said Cathy Planchart at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. These gifts helped fill Thanksgiving food baskets and stock the shelves of local food pantries for the winter months ahead. “I would also like to thank the four local grocery stores that participated in the live radio broadcasts with Classic Hits I-95: Hannaford in Bar Harbor, Shaw’s in Ellsworth, Tradewinds Marketplace in Blue Hill and Bayside Supermarket in Milbridge,” said Planchart. “Our employees enjoy interacting with the community during these events and collecting donations for our local food pantries.”
Twelve local food pantries received donations from the food drive: Bar Harbor Food Pantry, Westside Food Pantry, Emmaus Center, Loaves and Fishes, Tree of Life Food Pantry, Island Pantry, Maine Sea Coast Mission Food Pantry at Weald Bethel, Thomaston Interfaith Fellowhip Food Pantry, AIO Food Pantry, Lifeline Food Pantry, Machias Food Pantry, and Whiting Food Pantry.
“On behalf of all Bar Harbor Bank & Trust employees, my gratitude goes out to everyone who donated so generously to the food drive. Thank you for sharing what you have to help meet the needs of our neighbors,” said Planchart.
Founded in 1887, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is a community bank with 12 locations along the coast of Maine. They offer a full range of financial services and products for families, businesses, and non-profit organizations. Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is a subsidiary of Bar Harbor Bankshares (AMEX:BHB) and is named as one of the 2011 Best Places to Work in Maine. For more information, call 288-3314 or go to www.bhbt.com.

For More Information:

Contact Name: Cathy Planchart

Telephone Number: (207)667-7100

Website: http://www.bhbt.com

Email: cplanchart@bhbt.com