Local groups to get credit unions’ Ending Hunger Campaign help

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff
Posted March 23, 2011, at 9:17 p.m.

BREWER, Maine — Seven local agencies or food pantries that help people in need will receive more than $10,000 in checks raised locally under the Maine Credit Unions’ 2010 Campaign for Ending Hunger.

“We are giving $10,425,” Michael Sturdee of the Bangor Federal Credit Union said Wednesday. The checks will be handed out at the credit union’s Brewer branch on Thursday morning.

Bangor Rescue Mission and Seeds of Hope Food Cupboard in Levant each will receive $1,500 donations.

The Eastern Maine Aids Network, Lighthouse COG Bread of Life in Orrington, the Clifton Community Food Bank, and Linda’s Food Cupboard in Levant each will get $1,000 checks.

Good Shepherd Food-Bank in Brewer will get the largest donation, $3,425.

“Good Shepherd is the agency who we give the most money to,” Sturdee said. “Good Shepherd is where the others [area food pantries] come to get their food, They’re a cornerstone.”

Statewide the Maine Credit Unions’ 2010 Campaign for Ending Hunger raised $402,240 in 2010, Sturdee said.

The hunger campaign has raised more than $3.5 million to help end hunger in Maine since it was established in 1990 by the league of credit unions.

Those interested in more information may visit the Maine Credit Union League’s website at mainecul.org.

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