Supporting food banks
First National Bank recently announced that it has made donations totaling $14,500 to 20 food banks in its market area. The Tree of Life food pantry in Blue Hill was a recipient of these funds. The pantry is in its 29th year of operation. Open on Thursdays, the pantry often serves over 200 families, representing 700 individuals. An all-volunteer organization, the pantry has over 120 volunteers who keep not only the pantry, but their thrift store, TurnStyle, running smoothly. For more information, call 374-2900 or visit treeoflifepantry.org and turnstyleclothing.org. Gathered for a check presentation at Tree of Life are Bonnie Marckoon of First National Bank and Judi Hilliker of Tree of Life.