Concord, New Hampshire (November 8, 2023) – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has donated $1,000 to The Foundation for New Hampshire Community Colleges to support the organization’s efforts to eliminate food insecurity of students who reside in Manchester, Concord, and Nashua region. The Bank’s donation will be directed to NHTI’s Lynx Pantry, which provides NHTI students with free food options.
“Food insecurity is a reality for many of the students attending our state’s community colleges,” said Jarmila Silva, VP Branch Relationship Manager at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. “With this donation, we are hoping to lessen that burden for students so that they can focus their energy on learning and developing new skills that will help them be successful in life, the workplace, and our community.”
The Foundation for New Hampshire Community Colleges is the charitable organization dedicated solely to the state’s seven community colleges. Established in 2000, the Foundation provides greater access to educational opportunities through financial assistance for student scholarships, program development, and meeting the emergency needs of students.
“We are very grateful to Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, for their ongoing support of New Hampshire community college students, especially in meeting urgent needs,” said Tim Allison, Executive Director of The Foundation for New Hampshire Community Colleges. “This corporate partnership is helping us directly address the very real challenges of food insecurity many of our students face daily.”
NHTI – Concord’s Community College opened in 1965 and offers more than 80 academic programs to over 4,600 students each year. The college’s Lynx Pantry is an on-campus food pantry that offers students access to free food including non-perishable, shelf-stable food, personal care items and perishable (fruits, vegetables, bread, refrigerated, and frozen) food options.
Learn more about The Foundation for New Hampshire Community Colleges at https://givenhcc.org. Learn more about NHTI at www.nhti.edu.
Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE American: BHB) is the parent company of its wholly owned subsidiary, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Operating over 50 locations across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine and has more than $3.9 billion in assets. As a leading Northern New England community bank, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust offers a full range of personal and business banking services, as well as wealth management services through its subsidiary Bar Harbor Wealth Management. For more information about Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, visit www.barharbor.bank or call 888-853-7100. Member FDIC.
From left to right: Jarmila Silva, VP Branch Relationship Manager at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust; Charles Seugling, SVP Regional Market Manager at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust; Elizabeth Lawton, Executive Assistant to the President at NHTI; and Patrick Tompkins, NHTI President.