BANGOR- Some local organizations are teaming up to help fight hunger in Maine.
Bangor Savings Bank and Geaghan Brothers Brewing are partnering for something everyone can say “cheers” to.
“We are having a launch party for the Buoy 207 IPA. This is the second year we’ve been doing this with Geaghan’s Brewery in support of and to benefit the Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine,” said James Doughty, the banks director of product development.
According to the Good Shepherd Food Bank’s website, nearly 14% of Maine’s households are considered food insecure.
“We’re making a luxury item for a lot of people. It’s something we all enjoy,” said Andy Geaghan, the owner of Geaghan’s Brothers Brewery. “The craft beer movement is so excited and so enjoyable, but in our own community where we’re enjoying these products, there are people who are going to bed and not having food to eat.”
For every pint or 4 pack of the special Buoy 207 IPA that’s sold, $1 will be donated to the food bank.
According to their website, $1 is enough to provide four meals.
“It’s the holidays. You want to make sure that those families can really enjoy that time period of the year,” added Doughty.
This program is part of Bangor Saving’s Buoy Local program, which encourages people to shop local.
The brew will be available almost anywhere Geaghan’s beer is sold