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Androscoggin Bank Supports Local Food Bank

Bank supports the Good Shepherd Food-Bank by hosting food drive throughout Maine

 
PRLog - April 10, 2012 - LEWISTON, Maine -- LEWISTON, Maine – April 10, 2012 – Androscoggin Bank today announced their efforts to support the Good Shepherd Food Bank through a month long food drive. With a goal set for collecting 1,000 pounds of non-perishable items from Bank employees and friends, the final donation totaled 1,205 pounds.

To support the food drive efforts, employees and friends were encouraged to donate non-perishable items at any of the Bank’s 13 full-service branches across the State of Maine during the month of March. During the Bank’s “Casual Friday,” employees gave two cans of non-perishables in exchange for the privilege of dressing down.

“We were blown away by the generous food donations that helped us surpass our goal. Our employees and friends went above and beyond to show their commitment to our community,” said Lise Patterson, Retail Lending System Coordinator and organizer of the food drive at Androscoggin Bank. “Our collective efforts will make this Easter season a little brighter for those in the community who are less fortunate and could use the extra support.”

Good Shepherd Food-Bank works to provide food for those at risk of hunger by soliciting surplus food, establishing essential partnerships with many others concerned about ending needless hunger and distributing it to non-profit programs throughout Maine. Those who would like to donate and get involved can visit the Good Shepherd Food-Bank website: http://gsfb.org.

“Good Shepherd Food Bank is thankful to have the support of businesses such as Androscoggin Bank in our mission to end hunger in Maine. It’s only with help from businesses and individuals in the community that we are able to distribute 13 million pounds of food a year to our neighbors in need,” said Clara McConnell, Communications Manager at Good Shepherd Food Bank. “Thanks to Androscoggin Bank’s donation of 1,205 pounds of food, the Food Bank will be able to provide 1,004 meals for Mainers struggling with hunger.”

For its entire 140 years, Androscoggin Bank has supported hundreds of organizations by funding new initiatives and responding to urgent needs in the community. For more information on Androscoggin Bank’s community-giving programs, visit http://www.bankoncommunity.org.

About Androscoggin Bank
Androscoggin Bank excels every day to earn relationships and foster our clients’ prosperity. With centers in Lewiston, Auburn, Brunswick, Gray, Jay, Lisbon Falls, Livermore Falls, South Paris, Turner and Portland, Androscoggin Bank provides financial services to individuals, businesses, governments, non-profits and municipalities throughout Maine.

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Founded in 1870, Androscoggin Bank has a long history of providing financial services to individuals, businesses, governments, non-profits & municipalities. Androscoggin Bank currently serves Maine communities with 13 branch locations across the state.

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