Bar Harbor Bank & Trust supports Healthy Peninsula

Image of bank employees presenting a donation check to Healthy PennisulaBlue Hill, Maine (January 25, 2019) – (Left to right) Janet Lewis, Executive Director of Healthy Peninsula receives a donation from Bar Harbor Bank & Trust employees, Melinda Crippen, Heather Brackett and Sara Lane. This gift sponsors the Magic Food Bus, a long-term seasonal project now in its 8th year, bringing fresh fruits and vegetables to people of all ages at no cost. With these funds, Healthy Peninsula will be able to advance this program to ensure food resources are getting to those who are most in need and provide an opportunity for students to participate in summer reading by taking home donated books.

“We are pleased to support this collaborative community project, improving the health of residents in the nine towns of the Blue Hill Peninsula, Deer Isle and Stonington,” said Heather Brackett, Branch Relationship Manager at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust in Blue Hill. “The project aids hundreds of low and moderate income families by providing them with food security and good nutrition, using locally sourced, farm-fresh fruits and vegetables.”
Healthy Peninsula's primary purpose is to improve the health and well-being of the residents of the Blue Hill Peninsula, Deer Isle, and Stonington by mobilizing, supporting, and collaborating with community partners. For more information visit

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 $3.5 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 subsidiaries Bar Harbor Trust Services and Charter Trust Company. For more information about Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, visit or call 1-888-853-7100. Member FDIC.