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October 26, 2015

Bar Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is hosting its 27th Annual Community Food Drive from November 1 - November 20.  Everyone is invited to bring donations of non-perishable food, cash, and grocery store gift cards to any of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s 15 branches from Lubec to Topsham.  Join us in offering a helping hand to those in our community who are having a hard time making ends meet.

In addition to accepting donations at its branches, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is also hosting live radio broadcasts at five area grocery stores in partnership with I-95 (95.7 FM).  Employees of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust will be at these stores to receive your donations between 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the following dates:

•             November 6 - Bar Harbor - Hannaford

•             November 12 – Blue Hill - Tradewinds Marketplace

•             November 13 - Ellsworth - Shaw’s 

•             November 19 – South China - Tobey’s Grocery

•             November 20 – Milbridge - Bayside Supermarket

 Your donation will help feed families in Maine, in communities from Topsham to Lubec.  Each year we are overwhelmed by your generosity which is appreciated by so many. Local food pantries receiving these donations include: Bar Harbor Food Pantry, Westside Food Pantry, Emmaus Center, Loaves and Fishes, Tree of Life, Maine Sea Coast Mission Food Pantry at Weald Bethel, Island Pantry, AIO Food Pantry, Lifeline Food Pantry, Machias Food Pantry, China Community Food Pantry, Augusta Food Bank, Mid-Coast Hunger Prevention Program and Whiting Food Pantry.

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust customers, who have a checking account, a debit card and donate to the food drive, are eligible to receive 125 bonus Harbor Points.  To qualify, present the coupon when making your donation.  Coupons are available at BHBT.com and at the branch.  This is our way of saying, “Thank you for your generosity.”  Harbor Points is Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s free rewards program that awards points for using a Bar Harbor Bank & Trust VISA® debit card for signature purchases.   Harbor Points can be redeemed for gas cards, gift cards, travel, charity, merchandise and more.

Get involved and help others in your community by donating food to families, children and seniors in need.  Every contribution counts.

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is a true community bank with more than $1.5 billion in assets.  Founded in 1887, the Bank offers a full range of financial services for individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations throughout Maine with 15 branch locations, from Topsham to Lubec. Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Member FDIC, is a subsidiary of Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE MKT:BHB) and was named one of the 2014 Best Places to Work in Maine and one of the 2015 Top 200 Publicly Traded Community Banks in the nation by American Banker magazine. For more information call 1-888-853-7100 or go to www.bhbt.com.

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