People Helping People since 1990 with over $10.4 million raised to combat hunger in Maine.

Cooperation Works

  • Maine credit unions contributed $960,021.10 to end hunger in 2020—a new record—and supported 260 food-based organizations across Maine.
  • The Campaign is the signature social responsibility campaign for Maine’s credit unions. 100% of all funds raised through the Campaign stay in in the state.
  • The initiative is the largest, non-hunger organization-based, philanthropic fundraising effort to end hunger in Maine.

The Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger is a 501(c)(3), which means all contributions are tax-deductible! 2020 marks the 30th year of the Campaign. For more information contact Tim Brooks at 800.442.6715, ext. 298 or Jen Burke at ext. 295.

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2020 Campaign Highlights

  • Collected and donated $23,341 in food.
  • Maine’s credit unions gave $471,256 to food pantries around the state.
  • The Campaign provided $208,231 to support local meal programs.
  • School backpack programs received $35,393 from Maine credit unions.
  • We gave $22,867 to university programs.
  • Other programs supporting schools received $15,635.
  • To address the urgent need for food assistance during the height of the pandemic, the Campaign raised $230,000 in thirty days to provide financial relief to help Good Shepherd Food Bank and community food pantries. In total, $148,688 was directed to Good Shepherd Food Bank’s COVID-19 response.
  • Ongoing collaboration with Full Plates Full Potential to help school districts feed students.

The top seven credit unions in terms of dollars contributed to end hunger in Maine and per member contributions are annually recognized. Atlantic Federal Credit Union was the top credit union fundraiser in 2020, contributing over $138,000 to combat hunger in the state. Gardiner Federal Credit Union had the highest per member contributions at $3.56 per member.

2020 Top 7 by Category

Total Dollars Contributed to End Hunger in Maine

  • 1st Place – Atlantic Federal Credit Union
  • 2nd Place – Maine State Credit Union
  • 3rd Place – University Credit Union
  • 4th Place – Maine Savings Federal Credit Union
  • 5th Place – NorState Federal Credit Union
  • 6th Place – PeoplesChoice Credit Union
  • 7th Place – Maine Family Federal Credit Union

Total Dollars Raised Per Member

  • 1st Place –  Gardiner Federal Credit Union
  • 2nd Place – Maine State Credit Union
  • 3rd Place – Atlantic Federal Credit Union
  • 4th Place – NorState Federal Credit Union
  • 5th Place – Sebasticook Federal Credit Union
  • 6th Place – University Credit Union
  • 7th Place – Seaboard Federal Credit Union