2018-11-08 / Community News

School programs to benefit from award


Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution will provide funds for nearly 4,000 meals in area schools. From left, Rene Menard (headmaster of Thornton Academy), Lynne Belanger (Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution), Gevin Boland (food service director of Thornton Academy), Julie LoPresti (Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution), Susan Morrell (director of school nutrition for Saco), Dominic DePatsy (superintendent of Saco School Department), Jenn McCallum (Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution). (Courtesy photo) Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution will provide funds for nearly 4,000 meals in area schools. From left, Rene Menard (headmaster of Thornton Academy), Lynne Belanger (Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution), Gevin Boland (food service director of Thornton Academy), Julie LoPresti (Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution), Susan Morrell (director of school nutrition for Saco), Dominic DePatsy (superintendent of Saco School Department), Jenn McCallum (Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution). (Courtesy photo) Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution will donate $10,424.48 to six school nutrition programs in York and Cumberland counties with $5,000 coming from winning an award and the rest from the Community Debit Card Program. The funds will provide approximately 3,963 meals to students in Saco, Biddeford, Old Orchard Beach, Scarborough, South Portland and Westbrook.

“We would like to extend a sincere thank you to the schools and our customers for joining our Community Debit Card Program,” said Bob Quentin, president and CEO. “With their support, we are able to help with some of the food costs that the school programs don’t have the funds to cover.”

Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution recently won the FIS/Unisys FIRST Award for its Community Debit Card Program that came with a prize of $5,000 to benefit a community cause of its choice. It made sense to give it to the program that won them the award in the first place.

“The FIRST Award is a great honor and another way that we can continue to raise awareness around the important cause of child hunger in Maine. We are thrilled to be able to add the additional money to this year’s total donation to the nutrition programs.” Quentin said.

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