Bar Harbor Bank and Trust will make your cash donations to local food pantries go further November 9th-13th as they will be matching a portion of all cash donations.

The Bank will match a portion of cash donations to the following pantries on Mount Desert Island and in the Greater Ellsworth area.

  • Bar Harbor Food Pantry - Bar Harbor, Maine
  • Emmaus Homeless Shelter - Ellsworth, Maine
  • Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry - Ellsworth, Maine
  • MSM Family Food Center – Cherryfield, Maine
  • Tree of Life Food Pantry – Blue Hill, Maine
  • Westside Food Pantry - Southwest Harbor, Maine

Bar Harbor Bank and Trust has historically held an in-branch food drive every November, but the event was deferred this year in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Instead, the Bank is encouraging the community to make donations directly to the food pantries.

Joseph Schmitt the Chief Marketing Officer for Bar Harbor Bank and Trust said

“Because of COVID-19, this has been a particularly challenging year, and many of our neighbors are experiencing food insecurity as a result. We encourage anyone who is able to make a donation to the local food pantry to do so and help our neighbors in need.”