Maine Highlands FCU raises $17K to end hunger
Even though it was a difficult year for fundraising in 2020, Maine Highlands Federal Credit was able to raise over $17,000 for the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger. Because of employees’ efforts, 21 local food organizations benefitted.
“We had to get creative with our fundraising because holding events and selling raffle tickets was impossible last year.” commented Diane Parola, VP of marketing. “Our employees rose to the task. Although our goal of $22,000 wasn’t reached, it was still a great effort by everyone and we are happy that so many local food organizations will benefit.”
Maine Highlands FCU has been raising funds for the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger since its inception in 1990. Along with the employees, the credit union attributes the generosity of its members to this surprisingly successful year, given the challenges of a pandemic.
Our members are the best.” noted President/CEO, Rhonda Taylor “They knew the need was greater than ever and helped however they could.”
Donations this year were made to: Canaan Community Food Cupboard, Canaan Elementary School Food Cupboard, Corinna Food Pantry, Dexter Community Food Closet, Dexter Sunrise Kiwanis Family Food Program, Dover-Foxcroft Area Food Cupboard, Dover-Foxcroft Kiwanis Backpack Program, Eastern Area Agency on Aging Meals on Wheels, Harmony Patriarchs Club Harmony Cares Program, Kiwanis Club of Moosehead Lake Backpack Program, Palmyra Baptist Worship Ctr. Soup Kitchen/Food Pantry, Partnership Food Pantry of Greenville and Guilford, Piscataquis Regional Food Center, SeDoMoCha School Backpack Program, Stutzman’s Farm Senior Farm Share Program, Tri-Town Food Cupboard in Hartland, Milo Ecumenical Food Cupboard, UU Church of Sangerville and Dover-Foxcroft Food Cupboard, Widows & Orphans Food Cupboard in Stetson and Wyman Farms Senior Farm Share Program.