Employees of Maine State Credit Union cut the ribbon April 22 to kick off the 18th annual FeedME 5k walk in Augusta. From left are Shane About, senior vice president and chief retail officer; Erin Campbell, senior vice president and chief financial officer; Stacey Dow, chairperson of the Maine State Credit Union Social Responsibility Committee; Parker Dow; and Adam Kavanaugh, senior vice president and chief operating officer.

AUGUSTA — Maine State Credit Union, local hunger organizations and the community joined together April 22 at the 18th annual Maine State Credit Union FeedME 5k at Capitol Park.

Over $60,000 was raised to help 30 local organizations provide food assistance to local Mainers in need.

The approximately three-mile walk was along Augusta’s Kennebec River Rail Trail.

Proceeds from this and other events Maine State Credit Union holds through the year for this cause help to support backpack programs,  Meals on Wheels, and stock food pantries at churches and other locations throughout the greater Augusta area.

Businesses help make it possible to host the event and contribute to the fundraising total. Gold sponsors include The Element Group, Lee & Mason Financial Services Inc., Maine Credit Union League, Maine Credit Union League & Synergent, and TriCorp Federal Credit Union.

Silver sponsors include Cross Insurance, GHM Insurance, W.H. Demmons, WIPFLI, WG Tech, and Meridian Link.

Bronze sponsors include Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Cayer Security, Charlie’s Family of Dealerships, CU Insurance Solutions, Eye Care of Maine, Gosline Retirement Planning, Pannos Marketing, Somerset Stone & Stove, Sparetime Recreation and Ground Round, and Taylor, McCormack & Frame.

Friend sponsors are Creative Imaging Group, Gallant Therapy Services, Harvest Time Natural Foods, LaJoie Brothers General Contractors, ASG Angott, Liberty Mutual, Naretiv, Northeast Bank, Pine State Trading, Priority Learning, Rod’s H.P.A.C. Installs, The Korner Store & Deli, and Uncle Dean’s Natural Market. 

Donations to the Maine State Credit Union’s ending hunger campaign can be made at any branch location or via runsignup.com/Race/ME/Augusta/FeedMe5K.

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