Maine State Credit Union's Feed Me 5k Virtual Walk Raises Over $40,000
Augusta, Maine - This year's annual Feed ME 5K Walk to End Hunger in Maine was a virtual walk. Despite the hardships of social distancing, COVID-19, and the weather, the Maine State Credit Union's annual event raised over $40,000, providing 160,000 meals to local families.
"This is a great number in any year, but an outstanding amount in 2020," said Tucker Cole, CEO of Maine State Credit Union. "We had over 19 business sponsors for this event, and we are thankful for their continued support of the walk."
This year's gold-level sponsors were: The Element Group, Maine Credit Union League/Synergent, TriCorp FCU. The silver level sponsors were: Cayer Security, WIPFLi/MacPage, Cross Benefit Solutions, GHM Insurance Agency, and Anthem. Our bronze level sponsors were: AnyBill, Charlie's Motormall, Steven & Day, LLP, The Insurance Trust, and WGTech Group. Our friend level sponsors include Priority Learning, Rod's HPAC Install, LLC, Liberty Mutual, Tall Oak Printing, and Mulligan's.
"This year, our hunger organizations need the help more than ever. The FeedME5K Walk is typically the largest fundraiser they can participate in each year", said Stacey Dow, Co-Chair of the Ending Hunger Walk Committee. "However, with the COVID situation, they had to shift gears quickly, from fundraising to helping folks that have never needed it before. Despite all the frontline work they have been doing for our neighbors, most of them still managed to raise money, and take a walk too! I could not be prouder of them."
People went for a walk in May for this year's Feed Me 5k Walk to End Hunger. If they registered online, they received a special edition virtual walk t-shirt. Some walked as a socially distancing group; others counted their daily walk with their dogs.
"Each year, the Feed ME 5K walk committee puts on a stellar event, said Mark Young, COO, Maine State Credit Union. "With all the challenges they faced this year, I'm particularly proud of what they accomplished. Of course, none of this would be possible with the support and participation of the ending hunger organizations that raise most of the money. They continue to step up every year, and we can't thank them enough."
All the proceeds from the event go to over 30 hunger organizations. The FeedMe 5k Walk to End Hunger is the Maine State Credit Union's largest event. They also sponsor online auctions, as well as a cash calendar and a 12-days of Christmas Raffle. If you would like to donate, visit MaineStateCU.org/donate.
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