Ending Hunger Walking Tour logs 2,000 miles, $30,000

Posted Jan. 03, 2012, at 11:39 a.m.

HAMPDEN, Maine — After walking more than 700 miles and traveling an additional 1,300 miles by car, Brenda Davis, executive director of Cross Roads Ministries in Old Town, and the 10th Maine Credit Unions’ Ending Hunger Walking Tour came to an end on Nov. 30, with a special ceremony at Maine Savings Federal Credit Union in Hampden. When Davis crossed the finish line that had been set up in the credit union’s lobby, she officially completed her monthlong journey which brought her to a record-setting 75 communities and raised and contributed nearly $30,000 to help end hunger in Maine.

The tour visited the most communities and covered the most miles in its history. The walk, which began Oct. 28 at Maine State Credit Union in Augusta, encompassed more than 2,000 miles, with approximately 700 miles of that on foot, and visited 75 communities from Kittery to Madawaska. The tour visited every Maine county for the sixth consecutive year. At each of the 84 credit union branches Davis visited, she received a contribution from the campaign as a way to support her cause. This year, the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger also made a $110 donation to a food pantry in each of the 75 communities Davis visited. In all, The Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger contributed nearly $30,000 to help end hunger through the tour.

For information, visit mainecul.org.

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