LISBON – January 20, 2017 – After tallying up the figures for 2016, the year proved to be the Credit Unions' most lucrative yet for fundraising…an even grand total of $8,000 was raised for the Ending Hunger in Maine Campaign!
Fundraisers this year included the annual summer basket raffle and autumn bake sale, as well as a holiday 50/50 raffle. Funds were also raised through ongoing yearly sales of Goat Milk Products from Brayer Ridge Farms in Newport, Maine, and Castine Candles from Benton, Maine. All the employees pitched in with “Pay to wear Jeans” day which happens every Saturday and the First Friday of every Month.
The Ending Hunger in Maine Campaign is a collaborative effort between all of Maine’s credit unions. Participating credit unions raise funds for the Campaign at various times throughout the year.
All money raised is distributed to hunger organizations and food pantries throughout Maine. 100% of all of the money raised by credit unions stays in Maine and goes directly to the cause of ending hunger. This year, all the funds raised by the Lisbon Credit Union and its Members will benefit the LACO food pantry of Lisbon Falls and Hope Haven of Lewiston.