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July 14, 2023

Partners Bank and Aroma Joe’s Partnership Raises Funds for South Berwick Community Food Pantry

Left to right: Eric Walker AVP, York Market Manager; Karyn Scharf Morin, Partners Bank SVP, Branch Administration; Tanya Cattabriga of South Berwick Community Food Pantry; and Richard Goodenough, VP, Commercial Lending

South Berwick, Maine— Partners Bank and Aroma Joe’s recently partnered up to raise nearly $1,000 in funds for the South Berwick Community Food Pantry with a traditional lemonade stand at South Berwick’s Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 24, 2022. Lemonade was donated by Aroma Joe’s and served up by a crew of Partners Bank volunteers. The delicious sweet and tart drinks sold for $5 apiece with all the proceeds going to The South Berwick Food Pantry.  After making an additional contribution on top of lemonade sale funds, the bank has made a donation of $1,100 to the organization.

Though the day was gloomy, the Partners Bank team proudly manned the lemonade booth, and the community showed up to make a difference while enjoying a delicious beverage. “We’re so pleased to have partnered with Aroma Joe’s again this year, and despite some not-so-great weather, we sold a lot of lemonade!” recalls Karyn Scharf Morin, Partners Bank SVP, Branch Administration. “Thanks to the donation of lemonade from Aroma Joe’s and the volunteer efforts of our bank staff, we are able to support the South Berwick Food Pantry at a time when they are helping more people than ever.”

This monetary donation will give the pantry the flexibility to go shopping for perishables and to fill in any gaps in their stock. The South Berwick Food Pantry supports the South Berwick community and is managed by a group of dedicated volunteers. The pantry can be contacted at (207) 384-3040.