Campaign for Ending Hunger Benefits Eleven Nonprofit Organizations in Greater Bangor

Top Quote Bangor Federal Credit Union to award raised funds totaling $23,213.24. End Quote
  • Portland-South Portland, ME (1888PressRelease) May 02, 2015 - Bangor Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce they will be awarding 11 area food pantries and nonprofit organizations with big checks on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 10:00 am as the result of a successful 2014 Campaign for Ending Hunger. Representatives from each organization will attend the ceremony at Bangor Federal's Brewer branch to accept the money raised, which totaled $21,788.48.

    "Each year the need becomes greater and so does our resolve. It is with great excitement that we are able to help 11 food cupboards in our field of membership this year," says Michael Sturdee, Director of Marketing at Bangor Federal. He adds, "Every year we exceed our goals from the previous year with the help of our staff, Board of Directors, and credit union members. Our greatest goal is always before us, to end hunger in Maine. We hope to see the day that it is reached."

    Collectively, Maine Credit Unions raised $552,257.43 in 2014-a record breaking number since the campaign began in 1990. Bangor Federal placed 4th for total funds raised by the Maine Credit Union League (MCUL). The addition of a $1,425 award from the MCUL brought the total to be distributed to $23,213.24.

    Bangor Federal has participated in the Campaign for Ending Hunger every year, and comes up with very creative ways to raise money, including their two biggest avenues; the annual Bangor Federal Golf Tournament and their Maine Family Favorites Cookbook, which Bangor Federal won a national award for this past year.

    The ceremony will be held at 6 Dirigo Drive in Brewer to present each of the chosen pantries with a check for $2,000.00. The Good Shepherd Food Bank will receive the remaining $3,213.48.

    About Campaign for Ending Hunger
    Since the Campaign for Ending Hunger began in 1990, Maine Credit Unions have raised over 5.3 million dollars and have distributed it to food pantries throughout the state. For more information on the Campaign for Ending Hunger, and to donate to this worthy cause, visit the Maine Credit Union League website.

    About Bangor Federal Credit Union
    Bangor Federal Credit Union is a thriving financial institution with three locations in Bangor and Brewer. While much has changed in the last 50 years, the original mission of the credit union has remained the same - to provide a professional, friendly, personalized, and competitive resource for financial services.

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