Representatives from Maine’s credit unions will come together next Tuesday, February 12 at the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport, to celebrate the conclusion the Maine Credit Unions 2018 Campaign for Ending Hunger and to kick-off fundraising efforts for 2019. During the event, total funds raised from the 2018 campaign will be announced and the state’s top credit union fundraisers will be recognized. The campaign will also unveil a new logo for 2019.
“I am incredibly proud of the contributions each of our credit unions makes to our Ending Hunger initiative,” said Todd Mason, President/CEO of the Maine Credit Union League. “This year, 100% of Maine’s 55 credit unions contributed in some capacity to this important effort. Whether it was dollars raised, time volunteered or both, Maine’s credit unions proved once again that they are committed to serving their communities and helping feed people in need.”
The luncheon will feature two guest panelists, Justin Alfond, Treasurer & Secretary of Full Plates Full Potential and Kristen Miale, President of Good Shepherd Food Bank. Alfond and Miale are devoted advocates in the fight to combat hunger in Maine. Under their leadership and with the assistance of their staff and volunteers, they are developing solutions to address the root causes of hunger. They will share their unique perspectives and highlight ways the state’s credit union network can continue to help hungry Mainers.
Since 1990, the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger has raised over $8 million, including a record-breaking $740,000 raised during 2017. Will 2018 be another landmark year for the campaign? To find out, reserve your spot to attend the annual luncheon by visiting the League’s Event Calendar. And while online, visit the Campaign for Ending Hunger tab. A new Ending Hunger Fundraising Compliance Guide has been posted to help credit unions with their 2019 efforts and an email has been created, firstname.lastname@example.org, to direct all campaign inquiries and requests.