Ending Hunger Effort Starts With Walk Across Maine
Brenda Davis, executive director of Cross Roads Ministries, has begun her walk across the state of Maine here as part of an effort to build awareness of hunger in Maine. November has been designated Ending Hunger Month and Davis' walk is the kickoff of the 2nd annual Maine Credit Unions' Ending Hunger Walking Tour. Maine's credit unions have pledged nearly $7,000 to Davis' agency.
Davis anticipates it will require one month to complete the walk. She will travel from Madawaska to Sanford, walking approximately 10 to 20 miles a day in 45 different communities and visiting 70 credit unions to "bring awareness to the severity that hunger exists in Maine," the league noted. "Brenda is not hard to spot in each community she visits as she is carrying a large sign with the Maine Credit Unions' Campaign for Ending Hunger logo. Brenda is visiting food pantries, hunger organizations and credit unions in each town she visits. At each credit union, Brenda is picking up a contribution from the Maine Credit Unions' Campaign for Ending Hunger as a way to support her cause."
The Walk, which is expected to encompass more than 500 miles, will Conclude with a special ceremony at Penobscot County Federal Credit Union in Old Town on Nov. 25. Since 1990, the Maine Credit Unions' Campaign for Ending Hunger has raised more than $1.32 million to help end hunger in Maine.