Amy Lehigh, NSB VP, Gorham & Standish Market Manager, presents Tim Goodwin from the Standish Food Pantry with a Helping Hands donation along with non-perishable food that was collected in the branch for the food pantry.

NORWAY — To help nonprofits fulfill their missions and help those in need, Norway Savings Bank awarded $1,055,500 to 355 nonprofits in 2023. This year, $750,000 was paid out, while another $305,500 will be distributed through multi-year grants.

In December, the bank made 19 surprise ‘Helping Hands gifts’ to deserving organizations, totaling $20,000. These nonprofits provide much-needed resources in Oxford, Androscoggin, Cumberland, York, and Sagadahoc counties.

‘At this time of year, members of our communities may struggle with the high costs of food, heating oil, and other essentials,’ said Dan Walsh, President and CEO of Norway Savings Bank. ‘These Helping Hands gifts are our way of providing some assistance to nonprofits focusing on addressing those immediate needs.’

The organizations provide various offerings – nutrition, fuel, clothing, school supplies, housing, job training, and more.

The non-profit organizations receiving Helping Hands gifts are:

• Adoptive & Foster Families of Maine


• Bethel Food Pantry

• Biddeford Food Pantry

• Bridgton Community Center

• The Brown Church Food Pantry, Conway, NH

• Community Outreach Services, Kennebunk

• Furniture Friends, Portland


• Gorham Food Pantry

• Harrison Food Bank

• Maine Recovery Fund, Portland

• North Fryeburg Community Chapel Food Pantry

• Oxford Hills Food Pantry, Norway

• Preble Street Resource Center and Food Pantry, Portland


• The Progress Center, Oxford

• Ruth’s Reusable Resources, Portland

• Servants Heart Food Pantry, Peru

• Standish Food Pantry

• Tedford Housing, Brunswick

• Windham Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Learn more about Norway Savings Bank’s community giving programs at

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