Giving back to our communities is in our DNA. We love lending a helping hand to our neighbors and are always looking for ways to get involved. If you, or your organization, is applying for support or a donation, please follow the Apply Now button below. In addition to providing support to our friends and neighbors, we are also very active with local organizations' events every year. Check out our participation below!
Ending Hunger in Maine Campaign
Each year, nearly all of Maine's credit unions participate in the Maine Credit Unions' Campaign for Ending Hunger. Since 1990, the year that this collective effort began, Maine's credit unions have raised and distributed more than $8 million for ending hunger in Maine.
Bangor Federal has contributed over $250,000 since 1999 and we continue to hold fundraisers every year to benefit this cause.
Food insecurity in Maine is a real problem backed by statistics from the United States Department of Agriculture. According to the Good Shepherd Food Bank’s website, “the USDA estimates that 15.8 percent of Maine households, or nearly 200,000 individuals, are food insecure. The number of Mainers who are food insecure decreased slightly over the years, but our rank compared to other states slipped. Maine now ranks 7th in the nation and 1st in New England for food insecurity.”
Because food insecurity is a problem in Maine, Bangor Federal is proud to support the Ending Hunger in Maine campaign by organizing a variety of activities. We hold an annual Ending Hunger in Maine golf tournament that helps us raise money for the Ending Hunger in Maine cause. All the money we have raised stays within Maine. Bangor Federal’s contribution is distributed throughout Penobscot, Waldo, and Hancock counties.
In addition to our annual golf tournament, we hold food drives and donate all the nonperishable items we collect to local food pantries. We also hold raffles throughout the year, facilitate staff dress-down days & more.
If you’re interested in learning more about Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Hunger, please visit their website. If you would like to participate in events to benefit this cause, or learn what you can do to donate, please visit our Facebook page or contact us.