Hospital gets grant
BAR HARBOR — The Bangor Savings Bank Foundation gave a grant of $5,000 to support Mount Desert Island Hospital’s acquisition of a state-of-the-art stress testing unit.
“With the XSCRIBE 5, individuals at high risk for cardiovascular disease will be identified more readily and accurately,” said Lani Naihe, director of advancement at the hospital.
At present, stress tests are conducted at the hospital nearly 200 times a year.
Good Shepherd gets $50,000 pledge
HAMPDEN — Good Shepherd Food Bank has received a pledge of $50,000 from First National Bank for improvements to its food distribution center here.
The enhanced facility will allow Good Shepherd Food Bank to ensure that people in northern, eastern and central Maine who are struggling with hunger have year-round access to local produce, dairy, meat and seafood products.
“We are grateful for First National Bank’s leadership support of our Hampden facility renovations, which will include the addition of state-of-the-art cold storage units to store fresh, perishable food for distribution across the state,” said Kristen Miale, president of Good Shepherd Food Bank.
“Thanks to partnerships with Maine farmers and funding from private and state sources, we are poised to significantly increase the pounds of fresh produce we distribute to local hunger relief agencies over the next three years. Our renovated Hampden facility will make this goal a reality.”
Bank President Tony McKim said, “We are all aware of the importance of access to healthy food to address health issues of our society.”
Good Shepherd Food Bank purchased its Hampden facility in 2015 from the Bangor Daily News. The building formerly served as the printing plant for the newspaper. The food bank transferred its regional operation from a location in Brewer and has been distributing food to local hunger relief charities out of the space since March 2016.
EdGE supported by bank
CHERRYFIELD — Bar Harbor Savings and Loan, with a $500 donation, was among the sponsors of the Maine Seacoast Mission’s EdGE Tennis Tournament.
The tournament supports the mission’s Ed Greaves Education Program, which provides extracurricular educational programs to more than 700 students Down East.
Gift help others give
BAR HARBOR — The Lynam Agency recently collected gifts that residents of Sonogee who do not have the means or ability to acquire can give to loved ones.
Members of the community helped the insurance and real estate staff collect more than 150 gifts.