Text Size

-A +A
Printer-friendly version

News Room

Harrison Food Pantry Receives Donation from Northeast Bank

Harrison, Maine
November 27th, 2012

Bank Gives $1,000 Gift to Support Hunger Relief Efforts

HARRISON, ME. November 27, 2012–Northeast Bank announced today a donation of $1,000 to the Harrison Seventh Day Adventist Food Pantry in an effort to keep its community fed and the food pantry fully functional.  The donation will enable the pantry to invest in much needed equipment and food as the organization heads into the season in which it receives the highest volume of donated goods. In addition to the donation, representatives from the Bank’s Harrison office will be providing volunteer support to help the pantry meet its food distribution goals.


“As the Bank continues to increase its charitable commitments, assisting in the fight against hunger is one of our highest priorities,” said Jim Delamater, President and CEO of the Northeast Community Banking Division.  “With so many members of our communities not being able to support themselves, it is up to the generosity of others to step in and help.”


Despite the volume of clients the Pantry serves, roughly 14 families, the Harrison-based non-profit only receives sporadic donations and is in need of continuous support.


“We cannot thank Northeast Bank enough for their kindness,” said Barbra Merrill, Director of the Harrison Seventh Day Adventist Food Pantry.  “Before we received the donation, we had been wondering what we were going to do for food, as we were running so low. We operate solely on donations, so the Bank’s generosity was a large boost in supplies and in the hearts of the volunteers as well.”

For those in the community that would like to provide support, the food pantry is in need of monetary and food donations.



(left to right) Imelda Arris and Barbra Merrill of the Harrison Seventh Day Adventist Food Pantry. Shelley Smith, Donna Pagel, Laurie Kidd and Angelia Duguay of the Northeast Bank Harrison branch


Jillian Doherty
Northeast Bank
207.786.3245 ext. 4984


About Northeast Bancorp

Northeast Bancorp (NASDAQ: NBN) is the holding company for Northeast Bank, a full-service bank headquartered in Lewiston, Maine. Northeast Bank offers traditional banking services through its Community Banking Division, which operates ten full-service branches, some with investment centers, and four loan production offices that serve individuals and businesses located in western and south-central Maine and southern New Hampshire. Northeast Bank’s Loan Acquisition and Servicing Group purchases and originates commercial loans for the Bank’s portfolio. ableBanking, a division of Northeast Bank, offers savings products to consumers online. Information regarding Northeast Bank can be found on its website at www.northeastbank.com.