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Maine CUs seek to help end hunger
OLD TOWN, Maine (11/1/10)--Representatives from Maine credit unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger recently joined Crossroads Ministries Executive Director Brenda Davis at Penobscot County FCU to launch her ninth annual walking tour of Maine, which aims to increase awareness of the problem of hunger during November, Ending Hunger Month. During the celebration, Davis, whose Old Town-based agency serves thousands in eastern Maine, was presented with a donation, the first of many. This year's walk officially begins Thursday at Maine State CU in Augusta and will conclude with a ceremony at Brewer (Maine) FCU on Dec. 2. The walk is expected to encompass more than 1,500 miles, about 700 of those on foot. Davis will visit 79 credit union branches in 72 communities from Kittery to Madawaska. At each branch Davis visits, she will pick up a contribution from the campaign. This year, the Maine Credit Unions' Campaign for Ending Hunger also will donate $105 to a food pantry in each of the 72 communities that Davis will visit. Since 1990, Maine credit unions have raised more than $3.5 million against hunger.


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