Maine Community Bank Helps Food Pantries Address Food Insecurity in Maine







Westbrook, Maine – December 28, 2023 – According to data from Feeding America, 1 in 10 Mainers face hunger; and of those, 1 in 7 children. To help alleviate hunger issues in the community, Maine Community Bank is taking decisive action. Through the Biddeford and Mechanics Savings Foundation, Maine Community Bank is donating $30,000 to 12 different organizations focused specifically on food insecurity.

To address this very serious problem, the Foundation has pledged individual donations of $2,500 each to 12 different organizations working to curb hunger. These include:

Good Shepard Food Bank

High Street Congregational Church Food Pantry

Biddeford Food Pantry

Community Outreach Services Food Pantry

Mid Coast Hunger Prevention

Saco Food Pantry

Scarborough Food Pantry

Stroudwater Christian Food Pantry

Trinity Jubilee Center

Waterboro Food Pantry

Westbrook Food Pantry

Windham Food Pantry and Clothes Closet

Each of the 12 hunger relief agencies provide essential services in partnership with food pantries, meal sites, senior and health centers, and schools across all 16 counties in Maine. MCB’s donation will provide 100,000 meals to needy Mainers.

“Your support assists us in our mission to help our neighbors who are in need. Your generous support makes it possible for our organization to exist and to make the community a great place to live,” said Jean Liden for Cleo Smith, director of Waterboro Food Pantry.

About Maine Community Bank

Biddeford Savings and Mechanics Savings have been financial partners with the people of Central and Southern Maine for the past 150 years. To help carry out their commitment to the communities they serve, the two banks merged on January 1, 2020, becoming divisions of Maine Community Bank. The merger expands the lending capacity, product offering, and branch service areas, while keeping all decision-making at the local level. They have branches in Auburn, Biddeford, Brunswick, Kennebunk, Lewiston, Scarborough, Waterboro, Windham, and Westbrook.

About the Biddeford and Mechanics Savings Foundation

The Biddeford and Mechanics Savings Charitable Foundation was created in July of 2020 and is structured to give back to the communities in a larger, more enduring way. The Foundation’s mission is to help individuals and families in the bank’s local communities meet their basic needs and achieve financial empowerment.