Recently, the 12th Annual Maine Credit Unions’ Ending Hunger Walking Tour delivered contributions to food pantries in communities across the Midcoast region including a food pantry in Lincoln County.
Brenda Davis, one of the state’s leading ending hunger advocates, has been partnering with Maine’s credit unions to coordinate the Ending Hunger Walking Tour for the past 12 years.
The walk raises awareness and distributes some of the statewide funds raised by the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger. In 2012, the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger raised a record-setting $471,000 and has raised more than $4.8 million since 1990.
In the Midcoast area, checks were presented to a food pantry at each stop. Each check purchases approximately $1500 in food through the Good Shepherd Food Bank. The Wiscasset Food Bank in Wiscasset was one of those pantries receiving a contribution.
This year’s tour will visit the most communities, and cover the most miles in its history. The walk is expected to encompass more than 1500 miles, with approximately 750 of that on foot, and visit a record-setting 80 communities from Kittery to Madawaska.
The tour will visit every Maine county for the eighth consecutive year and will conclude with a ceremony at Bangor FCU in Bangor Dec. 4.
Since 1990, the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger has raised over $4.8 million to help end hunger in Maine. This is the 24th year of the campaign. Contributions to the campaign are tax-deductible and 100 percent of all funds raised go directly to the cause of ending hunger and stay in Maine. To make a contribution to the campaign, stop by any local credit union.
For daily updates on the Walking Tour, visit http://www.mainecul.org.