The University of Maine at Presque Isle was the grateful recipient of a major donation from University Credit Union toward its Emergency Mini Food Pantry. Following UCU’s Ending Hunger on Campus in Maine during the month of December, UMPI received a check for $1098.84. UMPI President Ray Rice accepted the check on behalf of UMPI from UCU President and CEO Matt Walsh and UCU Campus Branch Manager Jenn Deschene.
In conducting its campaign, UCU set out to raise awareness and collect donations to support the five campus food pantries that have been established at sites around the University of Maine System. Thanks to the generous donations of its members, employees, community members, and friends, UCU was able to exceed its $7,500 goal, raising a total of $8,143 and many donated food items.
UMPI’s Emergency Mini Food Pantry, established during the Fall 2017 semester to help combat hunger and food insecurity, will utilize the funds and donations received to help keep its pantry stocked this semester. Located on the ground floor of Folsom Hall, the food pantry is operated by the Student Organization of Social Workers-Food Security Council.
To learn more about UCU’s Ending Hunger on Campus in Maine campaign, visit www.ucu.maine.edu/endinghungeroncampus/.