Credit Unions Step Up to Feed Kids This Summer

When it comes to uplifting our communities and assisting those in need, Maine credit unions always step up to help.

In response to Full Plates Full Potential’s request for financial support to fulfill summer meal grant applications, several credit unions have pledged to partially or fully fund meal sites at locations across Maine. The League would like to thank Evergreen CU, Franklin-Somerset FCU, Maine Highlands FCU, Maine Savings FCU, Maine State CU, and Trademark FCU. Their support will help fund student meal programs in eleven communities.

“When children are out of school during the summer, it is one of the most vulnerable times for those experiencing hunger,” said Justin Strasburger, Executive Director of Full Plates Full Potential. “With important COVID-era federal nutrition program waivers expiring at the end of June, summer programs will see less reimbursement and more restrictions on how and where they can serve meals to children. Now more than ever, summer food programs are depending on the support of their communities and the generosity of Maine’s credit unions to do whatever it takes to feed as many kids as possible.”

If your credit union is interested in assisting school districts and organizations offering meal programs in any of the following communities this summer, there’s still time to provide assistance:

  • Berwick/North Berwick/Lebanon
  • Bethel
  • Bridgton
  • Brunswick
  • Bucksport
  • Buxton
  • East Machias
  • Farmington
  • Fort Kent
  • Gardiner
  • Gray
  • Hodgdon
  • Kittery
  • Lewiston
  • Limestone
  • Livermore Falls
  • Madawaska
  • Millinocket
  • Oakland
  • Old Orchard Beach
  • Portland
  • Rumford
  • Sanford
  • Scarborough
  • Searsport
  • Somerville
  • South Portland
  • St. Agatha
  • Stacyville
  • Waterboro
  • Waterville
  • Winslow

Please email Jen Burke at for more information by June 27.