December 27, 2018

Three Maine companies fight hunger through partnership with Buoy Local

Courtesy / Bangor Savings Bank
Courtesy / Bangor Savings Bank
Three Maine businesses partnered with Bangor Savings Bank program Buoy Local in 2018 to raise $20,000 for the Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine. Pictured from left to right are Jason Carle of Bangor Savings Bank, Lindsay Gifford-Skilling of Gifford’s Ice Cream, Randy Wadleigh of Governor’s Restaurant, Melissa Huston of Good Shepherd Food Bank, Erin Fogg of Good Shepherd Food Bank, Randy Gifford of Gifford’s Ice Cream, Andy Geaghan of Geaghan Brothers Brewing and Ryan Dumond of Bangor Savings Bank.

About Buoy Local

Buoy Local is a program of Bangor Savings Bank. Bangor Savings Bank, with more than $4 billion in assets, offers retail banking to consumers as well as comprehensive commercial, corporate, payroll administration, merchant services, and small business banking services to businesses. The Bank, founded in 1852, is in its 166th year with 59 branches in Maine and New Hampshire and on the web at

Geaghan Brothers Brewing, Gifford's Ice Cream and Governor's Restaurant found a creative way to support Good Shepherd Food Bank and area hunger programs in 2018. The three companies partnered with Buoy Local, a program of Bangor Savings Bank, to donate a portion of their sales through the year to help fight hunger.

Those efforts led to Buoy Local's recent $20,000 donation to Good Shepherd Food Bank.

Geaghan Brothers Brewing, Governor's, and Giffords are three of more than 750 Maine-owned businesses that provide special deals and discounts to customers through the Buoy Local application.

Buoy Local just celebrated a landmark occasion when participating businesses hit the $1 million mark, representing sales generated by participation in the Buoy Local program.

"Working with three Maine businesses that are all meaningful contributors to the state's local economy just made sense," said Bangor Savings Bank President and CEO Bob Montgomery-Rice. "We each share the belief that shopping local helps a community thrive and what better way to support our local communities than donating $20,000 to help fight hunger."

The Buoy Local card is issued by MetaBank, a member of FDIC.


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