Maine credit unions raised a record $674,193.48 during the Maine Credit Union League’s 2016 Ending Hunger Campaign, the league announced Tuesday. The funds will help to purchase more than 2.7 million meals for hungry Mainers.
“The generosity of the more than 680,000 credit union members in Maine is extraordinary,” said John Murphy, league president/CEO. “Hunger affects communities in many ways, however, credit unions use it as a chance to change lives and put forth the credit union philosophy of ‘people helping people.’ As we celebrate the close of another successful year of the campaign, we are humbled by the remarkable efforts each credit union has made to make their communities a better place.”
Since 1990, the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger has raised $7.2 million. All contributions to the campaign are tax-deductible.
The announcement was made at a celebratory luncheon that featured an address by Jessica Buchanan, author of The New York Times best-selling book, “Impossible Odds: The Kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and Her Dramatic Rescue by SEAL Team Six.”