Loaves & Fishes recently bought the building at 137 Downeast Highway that will become the pantry’s new “forever home.” The property is centrally located, easily accessible and has more than 8,000 square feet of space.
With improved food-handling and storage capabilities, the new location will allow Loaves & Fishes to help more families more often — giving clients access to nutritious food whenever they need it. Once fully renovated, the property also will feature community space to work with other local organizations. Loaves & Fishes hopes to raise the necessary funds to meet its campaign goal and open the doors of the new building by the end of the year.
First National Bank’s contribution will be recognized in the naming of the 3,200-square-foot market. There, pantry clients will be able to shop as often as they need to, rather than just once a month.
“First National Bank is proud to support Loaves & Fishes and their vision,” said President and CEO Tony McKim. “We are grateful for the critical services they provide our neighbors in need in Hancock County.”