People Helping People since 1990 with over $13.5 million raised to combat hunger in Maine. For a breakdown of state-specific hunger statistics for Maine, please visit the Campaign’s website.

Cooperation Works

  • Maine credit unions contributed $1,221,868.94 to end hunger in 2023 and supported 280 organizations across Maine, including local food pantries, meal sites, and schools.
  • The Campaign is the signature social responsibility campaign for Maine’s credit unions. 100% of all funds raised by the Campaign stay 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! For more information, please contact Jen Burke at 800.442.6715, ext. 295.

2023 Campaign Highlights

  • $7,420 worth of food collected and donated.
  • The Annual Ending Hunger Golf Tournament and Silent Auction combined raised over $74,000 for the Campaign—the auction alone more than doubling its previous high total, bringing in just over $8,000.
  • Good Shepherd Food Bank received $116,941 from credit unions and the Campaign—$42,429.81 just in June from the $100,000 Challenge.
  • We hit a remarkable milestone with the Food Bank. The Campaign, the League, and Synergent have now raised over $1 million for Good Shepherd Food Bank, making our combined entities its 12th largest donor.
  • Over $26,000 in financial support to help local schools and Full Plates Full Potential feed students during the summer months.
  • The Campaign for Ending Hunger Feed the First initiative raised nearly $36,000 to feed first responders and other community organizations that were working to get food in the hands of those in need in the wake of the October shootings in Lewiston. 

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 2023, contributing $147,799.12 to combat hunger in the state. Gardiner Federal Credit Union had the highest per member contributions at $4.65 per member.

2023 Top Seven by Category

Total Dollars Contributed to End Hunger in Maine

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

Total Dollars Raised Per Member

  • 1st Place – Gardiner Federal Credit Union
  • 2nd Place – Sabattus Regional Credit Union
  • 3rd Place – Great Falls Federal Credit Union
  • 4th Place – Acadia Federal Credit Union
  • 5th Place – Changing Seasons Federal Credit Union
  • 6th Place – Atlantic Federal Credit Union
  • 7th Place – Maine State Credit Union

Download the 2023 Year in Review brochure here.

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