Dana Bullen of Care and Share Food Closet in Farmington accepts a donation from Franklin Savings Bank Compliance Officer Heather Erskine and Marketing Officer Courtney Austin.

FARMINGTON — Franklin Savings Bank employees collected 2,500 items, including canned and boxed goods, and raised $1,400 to be disbursed among eight local food pantries during the Fall Bounty Week food drive.

The bank matched the employees’ efforts with $11,000 to be divided among the designated food pantries, including:

• Care and Share Food Closet, Farmington

• St. Joseph Parish, Farmington

• Skowhegan Community Food Cupboard, Skowhegan

• Praise Assembly of God, Rumford


• Wilton United Methodist Church, Wilton

• St. Rose of Lima, Jay

• Rangeley Health and Wellness, Rangeley

• Loaves and Fishes, Ellsworth

Franklin Savings Bank employees also raised over $560 in September for Thanksgiving baskets for Gold Star and veteran families, and the bank donated an additional $800. Baskets were filled with canned and boxed goods, fresh vegetables, homemade pies donated by employees, handwritten cards by children of employees and Hannaford gifts cards for the more perishable items. This year, Franklin Savings Bank put together 31 baskets to benefit local families.

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