Lynn Casavant, center, of In His Name Food Pantry in Auburn accepts a loaf of bread and an envelope containing the other kind of bread in the form of a check for $500 from Rick Small, left, executive director of Good Shepherd Food Bank, and Jon Paradise, right, of the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger.

WESTBROOK — On Monday, June 8, the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger presented $17,000, one of the largest, single-day contributions to multiple hunger organizations ever in Maine, to 33 hunger organizations throughout the state. 
The recipients included food pantries in Androscoggin, Oxford and Franklin counties. 
To bring awareness to the issue of hunger in Maine, and the acute need for food for Maine’s 65,000 school children during summer vacation, the fifth annual Share the Bread event was created by Maine’s credit unions to recognize the efforts of food pantries across the state and to provide financial assistance to food pantries.
Representatives from two food pantries in each of Maine’s eight southern-most counties received two types of bread: the kind used for toast and the kind used to buy food, with a check for $500 from the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger.
The giving continued for representatives from food pantries in Maine’s eight northern-most counties in the afternoon, at Good Shepherd Food Bank’s Distribution Center in Brewer where bread and checks were presented to 16 more food pantries. 
Good Shepherd Food-Bank also received a total of $1,000 during the day.
The following local food pantries received donations:
Androscoggin           
Poland Community Church Food Pantry in Poland, In His Name Food Pantry in Auburn.
Cumberland
Casco Village Church in Casco, Project Feed Inc. in Portland.
Kennebec
Clinton Community Food Bank in Clinton, First Baptist Church Food Pantry in Mt. Vernon.
Oxford
Andover Food Pantry in Andover, GRAMPA Food Pantry  in Mexico.
Sagadahoc
Bath Area Food Bank/FP in Bath, Shepherd of Faith Food Pantry in Richmond.
Visit www.mainecul.org for more information.

Lynn Casavant, center, of In His Name Food Pantry in Auburn accepts a loaf
of bread and an envelope containing the other kind of bread in the form of a
check for $500 from Rick Small, left, executive director of Good Shepherd Food
Bank, and Jon Paradise, right, of the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending
Hunger.

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