On February 4, credit union representatives from across Maine gathered in Freeport to celebrate Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger. The Campaign announced it raised $832,332.62 in 2019 and provided funding to 303 nonprofit hunger-related organizations in the state.
While every credit union in Maine contributed financially to the Campaign in 2019, the top seven credit unions in terms of dollars raised and per member contributions were recognized at the luncheon. Maine State Credit Union was the top credit union fundraiser with over $90,000. Gardiner Federal Credit Union had the highest per member contributions at $4.03 per member.
“I am incredibly proud of our credit union network and their unwavering commitment to the Campaign for Ending Hunger,” said Todd Mason, President/CEO of the Maine Credit Union League. “Every credit union in our state contributed to this initiative. They don’t do it because they have to—they do it because they want to ensure people in their communities have access to healthy, nutritious meals.”
Top 7 by Category
Total Dollars Raised
1st Place – Maine State Credit Union
2nd Place – Atlantic Federal Credit Union
3rd Place – Dirigo Federal Credit Union
4th Place – Maine Savings Federal Credit Union
5th Place – Bangor Federal Credit Union
6th Place – NorState Federal Credit Union
7th Place – University Credit Union
Total Dollars Raised Per Member
1st Place – Gardiner Federal Credit Union
2nd Place – Sabattus Regional Credit Union
3rd Place – Maine State Credit Union
4th Place – Monmouth Federal Credit Union
5th Place – Changing Seasons Federal Credit Union
6th Place – TIE – Bangor Federal Credit Union and Katahdin Federal Credit Union
7th Place – Maine Highlands Federal Credit Union
Since 1990, the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger has raised over $9.4 million to combat hunger in the state.