Credit unions’ walk for hunger on Nov. 4

Posted Oct. 27, 2010, at 12:38 a.m.

OLD TOWN, Maine — Representatives from Maine’s credit unions will join Crossroads Ministries Executive Director Brenda Davis on Thursday for an early celebration of next month’s Maine Credit Unions’ Ending Hunger Walking Tour.

During the celebration, at 1:30 p.m. at Penobscot County Federal Credit Union in Old Town, representatives from the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger will send off Davis, whose Old Town-based agency serves thousands in eastern Maine, with a donation marking the launch of her ninth annual walking tour.

The walking tour, which aims to increase awareness of the problem of hunger in Maine, is held each November, Ending Hunger Month.

This year’s walk officially begins Thursday, Nov. 4, at Maine State Credit Union in Augusta and will conclude with a ceremony at Brewer Federal Credit Union in Brewer on Thursday, Dec. 2.

The walk is expected to encompass more than 1,500 miles, about 700 of those on foot. Davis will visit 79 credit union branches in 72 communities from Kittery to Madawaska.

At each branch Davis visits, she will pick up a contribution from the campaign.

This year, the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger also will donate $105 to a food pantry in each of the 72 communities that Davis will visit.

Since 1990, the credit unions’ campaign against hunger has raised more than $3.5 million.

For more information, visit www.mainecul.org.

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