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 $12.3 million for ending hunger in Maine. In 2022 alone, Maine credit unions contributed $1,000,434.19 to combat hunger, $37,899.41 of which was from Bangor Federal, its employees, and amazing members.
Food insecurity in Maine is a real problem. While progress has been made, Maine still ranks 14th in the nation for food insecurity. Approximately 43% of Maine students require food assistance every day, 1 in 6 Maine children are food insecure, and nearly 16% of Maine seniors are at risk of going hungry.
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.