Feed ME5k Has Gone Virtual
Maine State Credit Union Announces a Virtual 5k in May
Its annual Feed ME 5k will be a virtual walk to end hunger
Augusta, Maine - Maine State Credit Union's annual FeedME 5k Walk to End Hunger in Maine is now a virtual walking event. It will take place during the month of May.
"This year, we have decided to change our annual walk to a virtual one.We did not want to cancel this popular event but instead allow our members, community partners, and hunger organizations to participate still and fundraise for this important cause," said Mark Young, COO of Maine State Credit Union.
For the past 10 years, Maine State Credit Union has been hosting this walk at Capitol Park in Augusta. It is the credit union’s largest fundraiser of the year for the Maine Credit Union League’s Ending Hunger Campaign. In addition to the walk the credit union hold raffles, and an online auction. Over the years, the FeedME 5k event has increased in size and usually has over 200 people participating.
“During the month of May, we are inviting people to go for a walk in their neighborhood and post a photo to our Facebook page. We are hoping through social media and the spirit of the event we can generate some of the excitement and help our local community members in need,” said Young.
Maine State Credit Union is the leading fundraiser for the Maine Credit Union League's Ending Hunger Initiative, raising over $95,000 in 2019. In 2019, over 30 food pantries participated in the walk and raised over $37,000 for this cause.
"The walk is the only way that some of the smaller hunger organizations have a chance to fundraise for the entire year. We wanted to make sure in that in light of everything going on that they would still have a platform to raise money for their organizations" said Stacey Dow, Maine State Credit Union's Social Responsibility co-chair.
Everyone who registers will receive a commemorative Virtual walk t-shirt. For more information about the event as well as how to register at MaineStateCU.org/FeedMe5kWalk.
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