Maine Credit Unions is launching their third annual Campaign for Ending Hunger, a 30-day challenge to raise $100,000, on June 1. Maine credit unions are raising money for Good Shepherd Food Bank, local community food pantries, and meal sites.
“Our League and our entire credit union network is deeply committed to this issue, and we are working hard with our community partners year-round to eliminate hunger in Maine by 2030. Initiatives like these, which raise both dollars and awareness, will certainly help us reach that goal,” said Todd Mason, President/CEO of the Maine Credit Union League.
Financial institutions, businesses, and individuals are encouraged to make secure online donations. Some credit unions are also accepting donations in their branches.
“There was an incredible outpouring of support for this effort last year as well as the year before,” said Cheryl Lancaster, executive vice president of member services at the Maine Credit Union League. “In 2021, we raised $110,000 in 30 days. If people across our great state accept our challenge and open their hearts and wallets once again, I believe we can raise even more this year.”
Since 1990, the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger has raised over $11.3 million.