First National Bank donates $29,000 to 35 organizations fighting food insecurity

Sun, 09/26/2021 - 10:15am

First National Bank has made donations totaling over $29,000 to 35 organizations fighting food insecurity in the bank’s market area in response to its program Dream First Community.  

Dream First Community supports local businesses while helping tackle food insecurity in Maine. When a customer shops using their First National Bank VISA® Debit Card at partner local merchants, First National Bank donates money to local area food pantries and customers become eligible to win gift cards to their favorite local businesses. 

First National Bank’s program most recently contributed $2,500 to The Common Good Soup Kitchen in Southwest Harbor to replace a freezer that was critical to their food preparation and storage needs. 

“The Common Good Soup Kitchen is honored to receive community support that ensures our ability to move forward with our mission,” said Executive Director, Laurie Ward, in a news release. “We are so thankful for First National Bank’s Dream First Community Program.  What a wonderful community resource that helps local business, customers as well as non-profits like ours.”

“We believe in the positive impact our Dream First Community program is making,” said, First National Bank’s President and CEO, Tony McKim. “We look forward to continuing our support for these vital organizations and working together to ensure that the best days are ahead for all of our customers and the towns in our market area.” 

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First National Bank is an independent community bank with 17 offices in Lincoln, Knox, Waldo, Hancock, Washington and Penobscot Counties.  For more information about First National Bank, please call 1-800-564-3195 or visit