HAMPDEN- The 18th annual Ending Hunger Walking and Awareness Tour’s latest stop was in Hampden early Wednesday.
Good Shepherd Food Bank and Brenda Davis, who is the executive director of BBC Opportunity Center, were rewarded early Wednesday by the Bangor Chapter of Credit Unions for their efforts to fight against food insecurity.
Davis is leading the ending hunger tour across the state where she is calling attention to food insecurity.
In a special ceremony at Good Shepherd Food Bank, members from the Bangor Chapter of Credit Unions presented both Davis and Good Shepherd Food Bank officials with thousand dollar checks from the Maine Credit Union League.
“We raise hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to support local organizations that are helping feed people in their communities. The Good Shepherd Food Bank moves mountains to feed the community of Maine and Brenda has been an amazing advocate to combating hunger,” Maine Credit Union League Public Affairs Manager Jen Burke said.
On her ending hunger tour, Davis has been meeting with credit union chapters across the state to raise money to keep fighting food insecurity.
“This money will go back to Old Town to help under-resourced people, connecting people with not just food but other resources people need to get by,” Davis said.
And Good Shepherd Food Bank officials realized the significance of the tour raising awareness of the hunger problems in the state.
“There is the practical reality of actually having food that is being distributed, that’s going out into the communities throughout the state. But there’s also that sense of knowing that people care enough to pitch in, pitch in financially and pitch in with their time and energy,” Good Shepherd Food Bank’s Major Gift Officer Ethan Minton said.