Waterboro Food Pantry Receives $2,500 from Partners Bank
WATERBORO, Maine—Every day the importance of food pantries remains at an all-time high, serving those in need in the community when they need it most. During this time of crisis and self-quarantine, many local families will be forced to choose what basic needs they can afford over buying enough food for their families.
Partners Bank has joined forces with the Maine Bankers Association (MBA) for their Food Insecurity Program, where banks from across the state donate money to a food charity of their choice. Partners Bank has elected to donate $2,500 to the Waterboro Food Pantry.
MBA’s goal is to reach as many children as possible on behalf of the Maine banking industry as a whole. The MBA collects all donations from participating banks from across the state, distributing them to the respective pantries and food banks. Through this program, Partners Bank was one of 34 banks who came together to raise more than $60,000 for food charities across the state.
“People have the right to have access to the essentials,” Bank President and CEO, Blaine Boudreau said. “The Waterboro Food Pantry serves as one of many locations that provide just that and we’re happy to serve such a deserving cause, especially in a time of such need. And we thank the MBA for leading the charge on this.”
In addition, Partners Bank has close ties to the Waterboro Food Pantry as Julie Kelley, Assistant Branch Manager of the Bank’s Waterboro location, has served on the Pantry’s board since its inception. Partners Bank also encourages anyone who can donate to their local food pantry, to do so in this time of need.