SANFORD — SIS Bank recently announced it has donated $500 to the new Waterboro Food Pantry to help organizers meet construction costs. The bank has also pledged an additional $500 toward food supplies for 2016.

“We are extremely proud to support this new effort,” said SIS Bank President Mark T. Mickeriz. “Many families in Maine ”“ even working families ”“ struggle with putting food on the table. We are confident the new food pantry will help alleviate this problem in the Waterboro area.”

Waterboro Assistant Branch Manager Julie Kelley was instrumental in getting the bank involved in the effort.

“I knew this was an important cause,” she said. “Since the financial crisis in 2008, many families have been struggling with adequate nutrition. Supporting the Waterboro Food Pantry seemed like the perfect way for SIS Bank to lend a hand.”

The new Waterboro Food Pantry, to be located at Townhouse Road in East Waterboro, will help meet the needs of individuals and families while working towards a hunger-free community. With the community’s help, organizers plan on breaking ground in July or August of this year.

To learn more on how donate or volunteer, contact Cleo Smith at 207-247-5967 or email [email protected]