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Ending Hunger

Support Orono Restaurants & Give Back

UCU is proud to share a new (and tasty) initiative, that supports Orono Restaurants and gives back. From June 22-24 visit the local Orono restaurants listed below and UCU will donate $5 per order to the Campaign for Ending Hunger. Not only can you help your neighbors in need, you'll also be supporting local businesses as they recover from the stress of the pandemic. UCU is here for U, and our Orono neighbors. Join us in dining out and giving back!

Participating restaurants:

  • OHOP
  • Woodman's
  • The Common Loon
  • Black Bear Nutrition
  • The Family Dog
  • Tacorita

Donation of $5 per order at participating businesses up to $5,000 in total donation by UCU.

If you cannot join us in Orono, consider making a donation to ending hunger on the UCU donation portal.


 

Campaign for Ending Hunger $100,000 Challenge

Join UCU as we take part in the Maine Credit Unions Campaign for Ending Hunger $100,000 Challenge. Last year, the Challenge exceeded expectations and raised more than $230,000 to help hungry Mainers. Funds donated go back into our local communities through 75% reaching local food pantries and meal sites, and 25% reaching Good Shepherd Food Bank. To learn more about the Challenge, please visit the UCU Donation portal, and consider making a donation to help our neighbors.

Ending Hunger challenge

 


Strikeout Hunger with Maine Baseball & Softball

Strikeout Hunger

GO BLUE! Thanks to the 246 strikeouts by the Black Bears this season, UCU is donating $1,230 to the UMaine Black Bear Exchange.

UCU is teaming up with Maine Baseball and Softball to Strikeout Hunger this Season. For every Black Bears strikeout, UCU will make a $5 donation to the Black Bear Exchange, UMaine's Campus Food Pantry. Please consider making a donation yourself right here on our website. Please note in the comments: "Strikeout Hunger." UCU – Where Black Bears Bank.

UCU is dedicated to Ending Hunger in Maine. In 2021, UCU will match up to $25,000 in donations made to Ending Hunger! Donations can be made through UCU either online, by check, or in branch.

 


UCU 2020 Ending Hunger Campaign Recap

Thanks to your generous donations along side the UCU match, together we raised $47,545!

Thank you to all who donated!

At UCU, we believe in being here for our communities. This year more than ever, we recognize the need to help fight against the food insecurities that exist all around us. It could be a family down the road financially impacted by the pandemic or a university student struggling to balance classes with the need to work for income. For that reason, we want to do our part along with your help and that of our vendor partners to support the local food pantries around us, including those on the university campuses and in your backyard. You are likely familiar with our Ending Hunger on Campus campaign that has supported the eight food pantries across the University of Maine System campuses in the past. This year in these difficult times, we are expanding those initiatives beyond the campuses into our communities around the state, because we are Here for U.

As we embark on this season of giving, we ask that you consider donating to our Ending Hunger Campaign and support our local communities. Your donation will go far and make such an impact. 

For the third consecutive year, UCU matched up to $25,000 in donations to our Ending Hunger Campaign.

We hope you will help us to match it all, and so far this year we have raised and matched just over $10,000. We are off to a good start, but there is much more needed to get us there.  We’d like to give the gift of food to our neighbors in need this holiday season.

In years past you could show your support while in our branch lobbies with an in-person donation. While we truly do miss seeing you, we know this year is different than any other, so we’re ready to receive your social-distanced donations, in a safe and healthy manner.

Sack Hunger logoSack Hunger with Maine Football

UCU is teaming up with Maine Football to Sack Hunger this Season. For every Black Bears sack, UCU will make a $50 donation to the Black Bear Exchange, UMaine's Campus Food Pantry. Please consider making a donation yourself right here on our website. Please note in the comments: "Sack Hunger." UCU – Where Black Bears Bank.

UCU is dedicated to Ending Hunger in Maine. In 2021, UCU will match up to $25,000 in donations made to Ending Hunger! Donations can be made through UCU either online, by check, or in branch.

 

 

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