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Maine’s credit unions to give a donation in memory of the Founder of the Good Shepherd Food-Bank

WHO:  Maine’s Credit Unions & Good Shepherd Food-Bank
WHAT: Maine’s credit unions to give a donation in memory of the Founder of the Good Shepherd Food-Bank       
 
WHEN: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 11:00 a.m.
 
WHERE: Good Shepherd Food-Bank - Portland Warehouse, 111 Pine Tree Industrial Parkway, Portland
 
 
Maine’s Credit Unions to Prepare for St. Patrick’s Day by Sharing Some ‘Green’ in Memory of Ending Hunger Pioneer
 
(Portland) – On Wednesday, March 16, 2011, in a ceremony called “The Giving of the Green,” Maine’s Credit Unions, through the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger, will make its largest, one-time donation ever to the Good Shepherd Food-Bank in the amount of $21,000, which represents the 21 years that Maine’s credit unions have raised funds for ending hunger. The donation will be given in memory of JoAnn Pike, the Founder of the Good Shepherd Food-Bank.
 
Pike began the Good Shepherd 30 years ago and served as its Executive Director until February of 2004.  Six years ago this month, JoAnn passed away of cancer.  Two days after Pike passed away, Maine credit unions were the first to make a significant contribution in her memory.  Every year since, Maine’s credit unions have made a donation in her memory to mark the anniversary of her death and to remember the long-time hunger pioneer. 
 
Maine’s Credit Unions recently announced that in 2010, the 21st year of the Campaign, a new record of $402,740.02 was raised, an increase of nearly $27,000 over last year’s record.  Since 1990, the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger has raised $3.9 million to help end hunger in Maine.
Formed in 1938, the Maine Credit Union League is the State Trade Association for Maine’s 64-member credit unions providing a variety of services and products to assist credit unions in meeting the needs of their membership.  For more information, please visit www.mainecul.org.  

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